GPS Tracking Device Aids in Raleigh Man’s Prosecution
RALEIGH, N.C (STL.News) A Raleigh man was sentenced today to 71 months in federal prison for robbing the BP Gas station located at 4330 Louisburg Road in Raleigh.
According to court documents, on December 30, 2019, Marvin Newell, 53 entered a BP Gas Station in Raleigh, North Carolina, and walked to the beer aisle. After he selected several bottles of alcohol, he approached the front counter and asked the clerk for some cigars. After the clerk scanned the merchandise, Newell inserted his credit card into the card reader as if he was going to pay, and then removed it and told the clerk to open the register drawer. Newell told the clerk again to open the drawer and pointed his finger at her through his shirt, as if he was holding a gun. Fearful that Newell had a gun, the clerk opened two drawers and gave the defendant $63 currency, as well as a hidden tracking device that was stuck between two bills. Newell then instructed the clerk to go with him to the back of the store, but the clerk refused. Newell exited the store with the $63 currency, as well as the merchandise, which was valued at approximately $19.