Indictments returned in Ala. bank, pharmacy heists

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - A Sylacauga man has been indicted on a
federal bank robbery charge.

Alice Martin, the U-S Attorney for Alabama's Northern District,
said Wednesday Griffin Allen Thompson was charged with the Feb. 26,
2009 holdup at a Wachovia Bank in Sylacauga.

In a separate case, three Tennessee men have been indicted for
the Dec. 2008 armed robbery of a Birmingham area pharmacy.

Tavis Ray Smith of Nashville, Shane Richard Moore and Phillip
Andrew Hampton, both of Ashland, Tenn., are accused of entering
Tyner's Pharmacy and stealing a large quantity of Oxycontin at
gunpoint.

No trial dates were announced.


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