Man hit over head, robbed of $19K worth of items

The Covington News - - Front page - DANIELLE EVER­SON deverson@cov­news.com

A Cov­ing­ton man was re­port­edly hit in the head and robbed of ap­prox­i­mately $19,000 worth of items at his home Mon­day.

Ac­cord­ing to a re­port from the New­ton County Sher­iff’s Of­fice, deputies re­sponded to a call about a rob­bery at a home lo­cated at Ridge Pointe Drive on Aug. 13 be­tween 3:45 p.m. and 5:25 p.m.

NCSO Pub­lic In­for­ma­tion Of­fi­cer Cort­ney Mor­ri­son said a neigh­bor heard some­one scream­ing for help and de­cided to in­ves­ti­gate.

Mor­ri­son said the neigh­bor saw the man lay­ing on the floor in front of the door on the inside of the house with his wrist and an­kles bound to­gether and he called 911.

“The vic­tim was able to tell deputies that some­one knocked at his door. He went to the door and asked who was there. The one in­di­vid­ual mum­bled some­thing and the vic­tim couldn’t un­der­stand it so he cracked the door. At that point, one of the sub­jects pushed the door open and then an­other per­son jumped on his back forc­ing him to the floor. One of the other sub­jects put a white ban­dana over his face and he was struck mul­ti­ple times in the head and his fa­cial area,” she said.

Mor­ri­son said the man had vis­i­ble in­juries on his face. He was taken to the New­ton Coun- ty Med­i­cal Cen­ter. She said the vic­tim was un­able to give any de­scrip­tion about the sus­pects. The NCSO crim­i­nal in­ves­ti­ga­tion division and a crime scene unit col­lected ev­i­dence from the scene.

Ac­cord­ing to the re­port, sus­pects stole a 2007 Chrysler 300 val­ued at roughly $ 14,900, an iMac com­puter, a 32 inch flat screen TV, a Sam­sung cell phone, a Plays­ta­tion 3 gam­ing sys­tem and sev­eral other items. A deputy re­ported that the es­ti­mated cost of the items was $ 18,980.

Mor­ri­son said the NCSO is still in­ves­ti­gat­ing the case. She said any­one with in­for­ma­tion about the crime can call ( 678) 625- 1400 or re­port any in­for­ma­tion to the sher­iff’s of­fice by click­ing on an anony­mous tip link at new­ton­sh­er­iff­sga.org.

“We’re hop­ing that the pub­lic can as­sist us with any in­for­ma­tion,” Mor­ri­son said.

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