Pizza Hut em­ployee robbed out­side of lo­cal restau­rant

Per­pe­tra­tor still at large at press time

The Covington News - - FRONT PAGE - By Tyler Smith

An uniden­ti­fied man held up a Pizza Hut em­ployee Mon­day morn­ing out­side the restau­rant lo­cated on U. S. High­way 278.

The vic­tims, a shift man­ager and her mother, were on their way to make a bank de­posit for the restau­rant at ap­prox­i­mately 10 a.m. when they were ap­proached by a black man wear­ing a gray jump suit.

The man re­port­edly pulled a hand­gun on the women and forced them to the ground near their car. Dur­ing the ex­change, he al­legedly told the women re­peat­edly not to look at him.

The gun­man was de­scribed as hav­ing a stocky build and stand­ing be­tween 5 feet 5 inches and 5 feet 7 inches tall.

Once the women were on the ground, the gun­man re­port­edly took the de­posit bag and ran to­ward Sharp Sta­dium.

The sus­pect’s hat, tan with a brown bill, re­port­edly fell off his head as he fled the scene.

CPD De­tec­tive DJ Seals said the hat would be ex­am­ined by the de­part­ment’s ex­pert to de­ter­mine if any phys­i­cal ev­i­dence can by lifted.

If any hair or skin is found on the hat, it will be sent to the GBI for fur­ther test­ing, Seals said.

The gun­man also dropped the money as he ran away but stopped to re­trieve the cash. The wit­nesses said the man also wore a brown doorag.

Seals said it was im­por­tant for busi­nesses to vary the times when money is taken for de­posit.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion con­cern­ing this case is asked to call the CPD at ( 770) 786- 7605.

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