Police: Man arrested after stealing beer from 7-Eleven

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WVEC) -- A Hampton man is facing charges after police say he stole beer from a Newport News 7-Eleven.

Police were called out to the area of Erin Lane and Jefferson Avenue on Friday morning. The person who called police told officers he saw the suspect take two cases of beer from a 7-Eleven in the 5900 block of Jefferson Avenue.  When the clerk tried to stop the man, he allegedly lifted up his shirt to display a gun.

The witness then followed the suspect and saw him enter a nearby mobile home.

Police set up a perimeter around the residence, and detained five people inside. The store clerk positively identified one of the people as the beer robber. Two cases of beer were also located by a nearby trailer.

The suspect, 36-year-old Ryan Keith Campbell, was charged with petit larceny and brandishing of a firearm.


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