NEWPORT — Chief Travis Bingham reports that the Newport Police Department arrested and charged a man in connection with a robbery at a convenience store last year.
ERIC SHATRAU, AGE 48, OF NORTH TROY, was arrested and charged with:
- Grand Larceny
- Accessory Aiding Commission of Felony
- False Reports to Law Enforcement
On Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, Newport Police responded to a report of a theft at a convenience store on Coventry Street.
Upon initial investigation police learned that an individual entered the store while the clerk was taking out the garbage, and that the individual took several thousand dollars in cash from an unlocked safe. The K-9 Unit attempted to track the suspect, but was unsuccessful.
A subsequent investigation lasted for months as individuals of interest failed to appear at scheduled meetings with police. Newport Police eventually developed evidence that it was SHATRAU who entered the store.
On Thursday, July 29, SHATRAU was arrested and charged in connection with the incident.
SHATRAU, who is known to Newport Police, was ordered held overnight by Probation and Parole.
He is scheduled to be arraigned Friday in Orleans District Court.
These are allegations. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty.