A Milwaukee man is now serving a 10-year prison sentence for the armed robbery of the former New Berlin Pharmacy, 14105 W. Greenfield Ave., New Berlin.
Scott Wimer, 45, pleaded guilty to armed robbery and was sentenced by Waukesha Circuit Court Judge Kathryn Foster.
Wimer had gone to the pharmacy to to fill a prescription for Oxycodone, a drug that is frequently abused. However, pharmacist Robert Steib told him he could not fill it because it was not legitimate, lacking a Drug Enforcement Administration number, according to the criminal complaint. Wimer left, but came back with a shotgun.
New Berlin police surrounded the pharmacy. The pharmacist was still inside. He filled the prescription and the defendant gave him the shotgun. The pharmacist left.
Wimer came in about 3:30 p.m. July 9, 2014, and surrendered to police about 6:20 p.m.
Police detected a strong odor of intoxicants from him and noted that he seemed to be under the influence of drugs, the complaint says.
Wimer told police he was living out of his car that didn't run and that he had gotten hooked on pain killers when he was hurt on the job as a welder.
He is now serving his sentence in the Dodge Correctional Institution in Waupun.