Robber who zip-tied CVS worker, stole drugs, shot police officer gets 20 years in prison – NOLA.com

A still image from video shows a robber at the CVS drugstore in the 4900 block of Prytania Street in New Orleans pointing a gun through the door on June 17, 2019. 
Alan Parson, left; Richard Sansbury, right
A still image from video shows a robber at the CVS drugstore in the 4900 block of Prytania Street in New Orleans pointing a gun through the door on June 17, 2019. 
A robber who zip-tied his victim, shot a police officer and sparked a manhunt while stealing narcotics from an Uptown New Orleans drugstore has been sentenced to 20 years, 1 month in prison.
U.S. District Judge Greg Guidry punished Richard Sansbury, 28, on Tuesday for conspiracy, armed robbery involving controlled substances and firing a gun in furtherance of a violent crime. It’s the same sentence that Guidry, whom President Donald Trump nominated to the court, gave Sansbury’s co-defendant, Alan Parson, on Oct. 19.
Alan Parson, left; Richard Sansbury, right
Sansbury and Parson, 20, pleaded May 25 guilty to holding up the 24-hour CVS store at 4901 Prytania St. on June 17, 2019. Federal investigators said the duo traveled to New Orleans from Indianapolis, where they lived, to steal hydrocodone, morphine and hydromorphone pills. They timed the stickup at 6:06 a.m. to coincide with employee shift changes.
They arrived wearing hooded sweatshirts and medical gloves, and armed with guns. Sansbury zip-tied a cashier and marched him to the restroom while Parson zip-tied an employee in the pharmacy area and loaded a garbage bag up with drugs.
Unknown to them, another employee had called police. Parson and Sansbury shot their way out the front door of the CVS, sustaining gunshot wounds and shooting a police officer in the shoulder. CVS security cameras and police body cameras recorded the shootout.
One officer and two suspects were shot after NOPD responded to an armed robbery at the Prytania Street CVS on Monday, June 17, 2019. Video released by NOPD was captured on CVS surveillance and on three officers’ body-worn cameras. (Courtesy of NOPD)
Police captured Parson when he collapsed in the 1300 block of Lyons Street, less than two blocks from the store. A manhunt shut down the area around the 1100 block of Upperline Street, about four blocks from the store, for more than two hours until police arrested Sansbury there.
Sansbury will be placed on supervised release for four years after his imprisonment.

Alan Parson, one of four robbers from Indianaspolis, was facing 10 years to life
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A man who allegedly tried to rob an Uptown drugstore early Monday before a shootout with police left him and an officer wounded has been moved…
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