Thursday, September 20, 2018

Covington Police investigating robbery of local drug store

Covington Police investigating robbery of local drug store
Posted: Mar 8, 2018
Categories: Front Page, Crime
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From the Covington Police Department

Chief Tim Lentz announces that detectives are investigating the overnight robbery of a Covington Walgreens(73626 Hwy 25). At approximately 9:10 p.m. last night, a store manager called 911 to report that they had just been robbed at gunpoint.

The suspect was able to gain access to the manager’s office, where he brandished a silver-colored handgun and ordered the manager to place all of the store’s money into a bag. The manager complied and was ordered to lay face-down on the floor, then count backward from one thousand. The suspect then left the office and exited the store through an emergency exit at the rear of the building, with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The suspect was described as a black male, wearing a dark-colored hoodie, with a dark-colored baseball cap, khaki pants, dark-colored shoes, and appeared to have facial hair.

Detectives obtained surveillance footage from the store and photographs of the suspect are attached. This suspect is considered armed and dangerous. If you see this person, call 911 immediately and do not approach him. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Covington Police Department at 985-892-8500 or CrimeStoppers at 504-822-1111. Callers may remain anonymous and could receive a cash reward of up to $2,500 for information reported to CrimeStoppers that leads to an arrest.