As of Friday, June 8, 2012
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Eric Kyle Newell turned himself in Friday (June 8, 2012) at the Dougherty County Jail. He was a person of interest in the June 6 robbery of Rite Aid on North Slappey Boulevard.
ALBANY, Ga. — The description and pictures of a man wanted in connection with the robbery of a Rite-Aid pharmacy Wednesday led to a slew of tips on his identity, officials said.
Eric Kyle Newell, 23, was wanted for questioning in the robbery of the pharmacy at 2425 N. Slappey Blvd. Wednesday. On Thursday the tips that poured into Crime Stoppers not only gave police his name, but his middle name, location and criminal history, said a Crime Stoppers official.
“In the robbery, a white male with a shirt wrapped around his head entered the store with his hands in his pockets as if he had a weapon and demanded money,” said Phyllis Banks, Albany Police Department spokeswoman. “The cashier complied.”
Once he had what was called “an undetermined amount of money” the robber then ran away through the parking lot, the store’s video surveillance showed.
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