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Posted: August 16, 2012 10:20 p.m.

$19K worth of items stolen from man

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 County 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 I-Mac 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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