CHICAGO — Myles Webb used to work for CVS. He doesn’t anymore, and it’s not looking like he’ll be considered for future positions.
Prosecutors say Webb robbed a West Loop CVS last week while he was on probation for burglarizing an Edgewater CVS, which he also robbed two times. Webb, 31, is now being held at the Cook County jail as a public safety threat while he faces a new aggravated robbery charge.
In November 2021, Webb used a set of keys to enter CVS, 6150 North Broadway, after-hours. He disarmed the alarm system and took $2,280 in cash from the safe, prosecutors said.
Then, on May 21, 2022, a female CVS employee was preparing to open the store when she saw Webb walking toward her with merchandise, according to prosecutors. When she told him the store was closed, Webb pushed a cart rack into her and announced a robbery, prosecutors said.
“Gimme all your money,” he allegedly demanded. “I’m not here to hurt you. Gimme all your money.”
The woman took Webb to the safe, where he collected $7,800, along with the woman’s phone and keys, prosecutors said.
About a month later, he committed a nearly identical robbery of the store when the same employee was preparing to open for business.
Webb pleaded guilty to two counts of robbery and one count of burglary in December 2022. Judge Lauren Edidin sentenced him to two years of probation. Court records show a warrant has been out for his arrest since September for violating that probation.
Prosecutors say he dusted off his old playbook on New Year’s Eve at the pharmacy chain’s 1034 West Lake location.
They say he entered the store shortly after it opened at 7 a.m. and told a female employee, “Give me the money. I don’t want to hurt anybody.”
A second worker offered him cash from the register.
“$200 is not enough,” Webb allegedly replied. “I want the money from the safe in the back.”
He forced both women into the back office. One of them stuffed money and, unbeknownst to Webb, a GPS tracker into a couple of bags, according to prosecutors. And, just like he did in Edgewater, officials said he stole one of the employees’ phones, too.
Chicago police officers found Webb “swiftly walking” in the area and saw him toss a couple of bags between some dumpsters as he ran from them, his CPD arrest report said. They caught him and allegedly recovered the CVS bags, cash, and tracker from between the dumpsters.
Judge Mary Marubio, noting that Webb was on probation for three “similar offenses,” granted the state’s detention petition.