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Second Suspect Charged in Byram Pharmacy Robbery

GREENWICH, Conn. – A Tarrytown, N.Y., man was arrested Tuesday on charges he drove the getaway car in a knifepoint robbery of a Byram pharmacy, police said.

Tarrytown Police arrested the man for similar robbery charges in the fall. After completing his sentence in New York on Jan. 10, Greenwich police detectives took custody of him and served the Connecticut warrants.

Eric Mansa, 32, of 154 Martling Drive Apt. M6, was the driver of the getaway vehicle during the Sept. 4 armed robbery of Greenview Pharmacy, police said. Greenwich police detectives arrested another suspect, John Pastore, on Sept. 28.

Pastore threatened two pharmacists with a large kitchen knife, police reported. After getting the narcotics, he was confronted by a bystander while trying to leave the pharacy. After a struggle, Pastore fled without any of the drugs and got in a car driven by Mansa, police said.

Mansa was charged with conspiracy at robbery, conspiracy at larceny, and weapons in a motor vehicle for robbing, police said. He was also arrested for using a fake prescription at another local downtown pharmacy. He was additionally charged with forgery and altering of prescription, illegal possession of narcotics and forgery.

He was released on a $110,000 bond and is due in court on Jan. 17.

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