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Suspect accused of robbing woman in Newport News surrenders to police

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Posted at 6:53 PM, Jun 08, 2012
and last updated 2012-06-08 22:49:28-04

The person who knocked down and stole money orders from a 69-year-old woman turned herself in to police last night. She is 22-year-old Shalai Tyler.

NewsChannel 3 brought you the story about the robbery.

In our report, we spoke to Dorothy Winifield, the woman who was attacked.

We also showed surveillance video from the Solo Mart on Marshall Avenue.

Police say Tyler waited in line and watched as Winifield bought her money orders.

Moments later, police say Tyler stole them.

Police say Tyler surrendered after seeing herself on the news.

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