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Man to Serve 25 Years for Pharmacy Robberies

Rafael Beamud, 34, of Lowell, pleaded guilty in court Friday to the robberies in Manchester and Nashua in 2013

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    Man to Serve 25 Years for Pharmacy Robberies
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    A Massachusetts man who pleaded guilty to robbing several pharmacies in New Hampshire will spend at least 25 years in prison.

    Rafael Beamud, 34, of Lowell, pleaded guilty in court Friday to the robberies in Manchester and Nashua in 2013.

    Beamud, who was arrested in April 2013 in Salem, New Hampshire, pled guilty to the armed robbery at the CVS Pharmacy in Nashua on March 25, 2013 and the robbery of a CVS Pharmacy in Manchester on April 22.

    According to court documents, in the March 25 robbery, Beamud stole 1,438 oxycodone pills. In the April 22 robbery, Beamud told the employees he had a gun and stole 6,135 morphine and oxycodone pills.

    He was arrested after his fingerprints were associated with a bank robbery in Methuen, Massachusetts.

    Beamud’s sentencing is scheduled on Sept. 10, 2015. He has agreed to serve a sentence of 25 years. He also agreed that the sentence will be in consecutive to any sentence he receives on charges from the District of Massachusetts.

    It is expected he will serve 36 years based on plea agreements filed.

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