Store robbed at gun­point

NCSO search­ing for sus­pects

The Covington News - - Front page - By Am­ber Pittman apittman@cov­news.com

Au­thor­i­ties are search­ing for four men who re­port­edly tied up a clerk and robbed her at gun­point at Di­rect Gold and Pawn on Ga. High­way 36 to­day.

Ac­cord­ing to Newton County Sher­iff’s Of­fice 1st Lt. Mark Mitchell, deputies re­ceived a call to the store at 12:40 p.m. and, when they ar­rived, found the clerk bound and suf­fer­ing from su­per­fi­cial in­juries.

Wit­nesses told po­lice that four black males, one wear­ing a white hoodie, en­tered the store. At least one of them was bran­dish­ing a weapon and all wore gloves. Af­ter se­cur­ing the clerk, the ban­dits left with an un­de­ter­mined amount of hand­guns and ri­fles.

Se­cu­rity cam­eras from the busi­ness show the men get­ting into a white, newer model four-door ve­hi­cle — pos­si­bly a Toy­ota or a Nis­san. They left the park­ing lot head­ing north on Ga. High­way 36.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion is asked to con­tact the sher­iff’s of­fice at (678) 625-1400, or see www.new­ton­coun­tysh­er­if­fga.org. Tips can be given anony­mously.

Brit­tany Thomas/The Cov­ing­ton News

Rob­bery vic­tims: Di­rect Gold and Pawn on Ga. High­way 36 was robbed to­day just af­ter noon. The Newton County Sher­iff's Of­fice is cur­rently look­ing for the sus­pects.

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