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Rueben Eugene Wright and Lori Cuellar-Castillo conspired to rob a First Choice Pharmacy in Haines City, police say

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Haines City, Florida -- Two people were arrested for robbing a pharmacy -- one of which was an employee.

Haines City Police say on Feb. 24, at approximately 10:38 p.m., the First Choice Pharmacy in Haines City was robbed at gunpoint. At the time of the robbery, only one employee, Lori Cuellar-Castillo, Pharmacy Tech, was on duty.

Castillo told detectives that an unknown person wearing a mask and armed a handgun entered the store and stole approximately $31,000 worth of prescription medications and about $1,200 in cash.

An investigation revealed that Castillo and the gunman, Reuben Eugene Wright, were working together to commit the robbery and Castillo was to act as if she was a victim in the robbery.    

Castillo, 29, was arrested on Feb. 26 and charged with grand theft and filing a false police report. 

Wright, 21, was arrested on Feb. 27 and charged with grand theft, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and tampering with evidence. 

Castillo had since bonded out, while Wright is still in jail.

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