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Rite Aid suspect turns himself in at jail Friday

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.

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.

To see surveillance photos go to:

https://www.dropbox.com/gallery/57144138/1/rite-aid?h=64dcc2

Comments

Educated_Reader 2 years, 6 months ago

Wow!! Where are all the racist comments about this crook? If he were black it would be a list a mile long of racist comments. Other races DO committ crimes too.

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firefly 2 years, 6 months ago

I'm finding it hard to take you seriously... I mean, at first I read "Educated" and then I read your comment.

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Abytaxpayer 2 years, 6 months ago

@fire your right ER is a conundrum.

@ER you are more than welcome to post any racist comments you claim to have read here, just cut and paste them and change the name to Newell. But please hurry, cause it is not very often they catch one of your "other races".

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Sally_O 2 years, 6 months ago

All races commit crime, just not as much as blacks. Listen to the news, read the news, read the newspapers, check out the police reports. 95% of the crimes are committed by blacks. It is what it is.

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Kay523 2 years, 6 months ago

there is nothing to steal in Lee County - Sheriff Rachals is guarding the stores!

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Abytaxpayer 2 years, 6 months ago

Sister I disagree. That was a Caucasian behaving STUPILY “Tending to make poor decisions or careless mistakes…. Marked by a lack of intelligence or care; foolish or careless:” Checkout his photos over a walb and the big dummy did not even cover his face very well. Guess the role models in Lee County just don’t spend time training the youth how to Lie, cheat and Steal like they do here in DoCo.

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ontario1966 2 years, 6 months ago

I am the soon to be Father in Law, of this young cashier that was robbed. She is a sweet good church going gal, she don't cuss, smoke, or drink and she would not hurt a fly. After my Son and I found out what happened we were both very upset! We don't care if the robber was White, Black, Brown, Yellow or Purple. Once we saw the picture, trust me we were looking for this idiot! We wanted to see him/her stand justice! There is no excuse for crime period! By any COLOR!!!!!

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Sally_O 2 years, 6 months ago

At least this guy turned himself in.

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