Woman is bound, gagged as robbers ransack house
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.