Longview police said the last two suspects in a July 22 Rite Aid robbery turned themselves into the department around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.
An article published online by The Daily News naming David Beck, 20, and Eryk Boissonnault, 22, as suspects inspired the men to come forward, said Detective Chris Angel.
“They said they saw (the article) in the paper and they had friends and relatives tell them they saw it too. … So they decided to go turn themselves in,” Angel said.
Beck and Boissonnault allegedly entered a Rite Aid store in Longview around 8 p.m. on July 22 with Alexander Grant Meyers, 18. The three men took several bottles of alcohol and tried to leave the store without paying.
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An 18-year-old employee attempted to stop them by blocking the doors with her body and telling them to stop, but the three men knocked her down and left the store. The employee’s diversion likely helped police confirm Boissonnault was involved in the robbery.
Additional investigation revealed the names of the other two men.
Police first arrested Meyers on Saturday. Detective Chris Angel said officers continued to search for Beck, a Longview resident, and Boissonnault, a Castle Rock resident.
The men “decided to do the right thing, in this respect” and turn themselves in to police Wednesday afternoon, Angel said. The case is now closed, he added.