Beer bandit suspects caught

See video surveillance footage of last week's beer theft from a convenience store on Boy Scout Road.
Monday, April 20, 2009 5:26 PM
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Authorities have arrested two men wanted in the theft of beer from stores in Aiken, Columbia and Richmond counties.

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Joshua Michael Bell, 29, and Thomas Roy Crookshank, 37, are each charged with multiple counts of theft by shoplifting, according to Richmond County Sheriff's Investigator Shawn Newsome.

Two men were caught on video last week as they stole beer from a convenience store on Boy Scout Road. Police believe the men have stolen beer, typically Bud Light, from at least 10 stores in Richmond County.

Mr. Crookshank was arrested today at the Royal Inn on Jefferson Davis Highway in North Augusta, and Mr. Bell was taken into custody Sunday in Aiken County, Investigator Newsome said.

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sueboo418
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sueboo418 04/20/09 - 05:46 pm
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How stupid can you be?? LOL

How stupid can you be?? LOL

userone
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userone 04/20/09 - 05:54 pm
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What the .... Of all the

What the .... Of all the things to steal. These backwoods mfs stole beer. Only in disgusta.

themaninthemirror
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themaninthemirror 04/20/09 - 06:19 pm
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I would hate to esplain that

I would hate to esplain that to the other inmates! But, they do have a career on television----America's dumbest crooks.

Taylor B
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Taylor B 04/20/09 - 06:22 pm
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Losers, that's all.....

Losers, that's all.....

jackfruitpaper833
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jackfruitpaper833 04/20/09 - 06:25 pm
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OMG they are two white men...

OMG they are two white men... WHAT....

lilchicago2101
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lilchicago2101 04/20/09 - 07:04 pm
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You sound surprised

You sound surprised JackFruit!!

El Guapo
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El Guapo 04/20/09 - 07:04 pm
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Bell looks like he caught a

Bell looks like he caught a tad bit of a beatdown somewhere along the line. Good.

chatter90210
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chatter90210 04/20/09 - 07:04 pm
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Crookshank....... Aweosme

Crookshank....... Aweosme name for a shoplifter!

Lefty
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Lefty 04/20/09 - 07:58 pm
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Crookshank/Bell=

Crookshank/Bell= Cro-Magnon/Neanderthal. Nice mugshots.

JohnBoy53
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JohnBoy53 04/20/09 - 08:08 pm
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Lousy taste in beer to

Lousy taste in beer to boot!!!

DEVGRU
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DEVGRU 04/20/09 - 08:24 pm
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hillbillies at their best!!!

hillbillies at their best!!! if the intelligence level in this area increases further i'm going to have to get a prescription for valium to stop me from laughing myself to death.

DEVGRU
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DEVGRU 04/20/09 - 08:26 pm
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what do you want to bet it

what do you want to bet it was pabst blue ribbon.

DEVGRU
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DEVGRU 04/20/09 - 08:29 pm
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the worst thing about all of

the worst thing about all of this is that it is "breaking news". i just know that one morning i am going to wake up and find the augusta chronicle gooooone with the wind.

EARL84
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EARL84 04/20/09 - 08:42 pm
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and all for BUD LIGHT....

and all for BUD LIGHT....

Hoss4
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Hoss4 04/20/09 - 08:46 pm
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Look at this white trash.

Look at this white trash.

Taylor B
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Taylor B 04/20/09 - 08:54 pm
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Ha! Just watched the tape.

Ha! Just watched the tape. When she whacks the trunk! HA HA!

CyndiCk
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CyndiCk 04/20/09 - 09:05 pm
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I'm glad the store where I

I'm glad the store where I work is laid out so I can see if someone backs in. You always gotta watch for that.

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Grasshopper 04/20/09 - 09:48 pm
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I'm not surprised

I'm not surprised construction is slow and the one day laborers who we call rent a drunks don't have much work for their beer money. I saw this one coming now what about all the illegals with out jobs. What are they going to do to survive, they don't get unemployment?

APiratesLife4Me
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APiratesLife4Me 04/20/09 - 10:49 pm
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BudLight? No Tallboys? That

BudLight? No Tallboys? That Bell dude looks like a dang monkey. I wonder if he was the "leader"?

userone
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userone 04/20/09 - 11:33 pm
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I can see them trying to act

I can see them trying to act bad in prison against some murderers. Don't you know I'm in here for walking out a store with some budweiser. And I didnt even pay for it.

FedupwithAUG
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FedupwithAUG 04/20/09 - 11:37 pm
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Problem is they will only get

Problem is they will only get probation. The system is screwed up.

Asitisinaug
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Asitisinaug 04/20/09 - 11:49 pm
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They may not have been

They may not have been viloent in their actions but continued thefts such as this with their brazen attitude was surely heading to an incident where violence would ensue. It may be time for a tent city jail just like Arizona but all of these thugs and criminals in our area need to begin doing some very serious time for their crimes against others. Enough is enough.

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Zebs5408 04/24/10 - 12:44 am
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Just so everyone knows this

Just so everyone knows this man actually works for me in a Restaurant that i own and has completely changed his life....he is actually my General manager of my restaurant...the one in the Glass who ran out with like 3 cases is the one im refering too LOL...im sorry if yall got to know him he is a funny guy with great customer service skills he just made a bad decesion and got caught....we all have done it i know i have and i got caught as well....just mine and yours wasnt posted on the freaking internet lol....anyway he was man enough to come to me and tell me about the video...he is very humble and not proud of this at all and has changed his life for the better and is now a christian! just an update to everyone!

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