Store clerk is arrested in Aiken County holdup

Monday, June 8, 2009 12:23 PM
Last updated 7:16 PM
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A convenience store clerk was arrested today in an armed robbery that occurred at her store June 1.

Tyeshia Newton, 19, of the 400 block of Long Street, New Ellenton, has been charged in the robbery that occurred at the Hot Spot convenience store in New Ellenton.

Customers told police that a man armed with a black handgun walked into the store and ordered everyone on the floor. The man reportedly took an undisclosed amount of money.

Capt. Elwell said police are still looking for the man but now believe the store clerk also was involved in the holdup.

The man was described as black, between 20 and 30 years old, about 6 feet tall and weighing 170 pounds. He was wearing a black, long-sleeve shirt, black pants, mask and gloves, according to a statement from the Aiken County Sheriff's Office. He fled in a red or burgundy four-door Dodge Stratus.

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mad_max 06/08/09 - 01:50 pm
Hmm. A black guy 6' tall, 170

Hmm. A black guy 6' tall, 170 lbs. sticking up a convenience store. I'm shocked. Thieving has become like an entitlement program but with less paperwork.

patriciathomas 06/08/09 - 05:00 pm
The psycho left calls that a

The psycho left calls that a racist comment M. Max.

cajunnana2000 06/09/09 - 01:03 am
OK if the customers described

OK if the customers described the armed man, I'm puzzled. Since the clerk has been arrested, what if it is determined that she had nothing to do with it? Law Suit chang-chang

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