June 11, 2015
A Philadelphia man was indicted for allegedly committing 11 robberies over a 10-month span, U.S. Attorney Zane David Memeger announced Thursday.
Cartel Wright, 39, allegedly targeted pharmacies in the Philadelphia area, robbing one pharmacy four times, according to the indictment.
Wright allegedly robbed the Rite Aid Pharmacy located at 5040 City Ave. on March 25, 2014; Aug. 30, 2014; Dec. 27, 2014 and Dec. 18, 2014 — the same day he allegedly robbed the Rite Aid at 5212 Baltimore Avenue in Philadelphia.
The indictment also alleges Wright robbed the following businesses:
Wright allegedly threatened victims before stealing the money from each establishment.
Wright faces an advisory sentencing guideline range of 151 to 262 months in prison and a $1,100 special assessment, if convicted. The maximum statutory sentence is 220 years in prison, a $2.75 million fine and up to three years of supervised release.
The case, being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jose Arteaga, was investigated by the FBI, Philadelphia Police, Darby Borough Police and the U.S. Marshals.