CPD searches for would-be rob­ber

The Covington News - - Local - AM­BER PITTMAN apittman@cov­news.com

Cov­ing­ton po­lice are search­ing for a man who al­legedly at­tempted to rob a cus­tomer at gun­point at Don’s Su­perette around 2 p.m.

The vic­tim was pump­ing gas at the ser­vice sta­tion. When he got into his ve­hi­cle to leave, a slen­der black male in his 20s, wear­ing a red shirt, blue jeans and a ball cap pulled low over his face, jumped into the pas­sen­ger side of his ve­hi­cle and told the vic­tim to drive, ac­cord­ing to Capt. Ken Mal­com.

Mal­com said the vic­tim drove around the back of the store and at­tempted to wres­tle the gun away from the would-be rob­ber, in­stead, the ve­hi­cle went down a steep em­bank­ment, caus­ing an ac­ci­dent. The sus­pect fled on foot, and was seen by wit­nesses run­ning along the rail­road tracks and into the woods near Rite-Aid.

The sus­pect also re­port­edly spent some time inside the gas sta­tion, where he was caught on video, be­fore ex­it­ing and ap­proach­ing the vic­tim.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion on the sus­pect is asked to contact the CPD at (770) 786-7605, or on­line at cov­ing­ton­po­lice.com. All tips can be given anony­mously.

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