Woman is bound, gagged as rob­bers ran­sack house

The Covington News - - THE SECOND OPINION -

Cov­ing­ton Po­lice are search­ing for three black males wanted in con­nec­tion with an armed rob­bery that took place Satur­day evening in the res­i­dence of Mr. and Mrs. D.W. Young on West Street.

Ac­cord­ing to Of­fi­cer Ron­nie Cowan, the three men, all in their late 20s or early 30s, en­tered the Young res­i­dence on the pre­tense of mak­ing fu­neral ar­range­ments. Mr. and Mrs. Young own and op­er­ate a fu­neral home on West Street near their home.

Mrs. Young said that the men told her they had a body at the DeKalb County morgue and wanted some in- for­ma­tion on fu­neral ar­range­ments. She said that she gave some fig­ures and asked them to come back later, as she was com­plet­ing fu­neral ar­range­ments for an­other fam­ily at the time.

Ap­prox­i­mately 30 min­utes later, at about 2:30 p.m., two of the men re­turned, Mrs. Young said. Alone at the house at the time, she said the men bound and gagged her and forced her to lie on her bed in her bed­room.

“They told me they would kill me if I didn’t tell them where the money was,” she said. “I told them I didn’t have any, and they would just have to look them­selves.”

Ev­i­dently the in­trud­ers de­cided to do just that. Mrs. Young es­ti­mated that the two men searched her house for about an hour, while she lay on the bed, lis­ten­ing to their move­ments.

“They took the re­ceiver off the phone,” she re­called.

The men ev­i­dently made a thor­ough search of the res­i­dence.

Ac­cord­ing to Mrs. Young, the men “re­ally ran­sacked the place.” From her purse they took $350.

The two also made away with jewelry and, ac­cord­ing to po­lice of­fi­cials, two firearms.

Af­ter the men had searched for ap­prox­i­mately an hour, she heard the door­bell ring. The men an­swered the door.

Mrs. Young said that she thought it was the third man, be­cause they said, “Let’s get out of here.’’

The men then left, and Mrs. Young man­aged to free her­self. She went next door to a neigh­bor and asked to call the po­lice. “I was still pretty shaken up,” she said. “It’s a ter­ri­ble thing to go through with.’’

Po­lice have no sus­pects, and Mrs. Young said she had never seen them be­fore.

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