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Posted: October 2, 2012 8:04 p.m.

Armed robbery at local liquor store

An employee at Quick Liquor reported an armed robbery at the store early Tuesday morning, where a unknown man entered the store with a gun.

Covington police responded to the package store at 8170 Washington Street SW around 3 a.m. and spoke with an employee who said he was closing up the store around 1 a.m. and that's when a man threw a rock through the front door and robbed him at gunpoint.

According to the report, the employee said he locked the front door and placed his black computer bag containing his laptop and an envelope containing the night deposit of $1,497 on top of the computer bag at the front door. He said he went to finish closing the store and then he heard a crash and saw a rock come through the front door.

A man dressed in a black hoodie with white writing, black pants, latex gloves, black shoes and pantyhose over his face pointed a silver pistol through the busted window and then reached in to open the door.

The man entered the store and walked over to the right side of the store where the employee was and then he reportedly grabbed the employee and threw him against the counter causing multiple items of alcohol to fall off the counter top.
The man then grabbed the computer bag and the envelope. As he went to exit the store, he dropped the envelope but then picked them up along with the employee's keys, which had keys to the business, the employee's vehicle and residence. He then ran out of the store and in the direction of Flat Shoals Road.

According to the report, the man's laptop bag contained an Acer computer, several blank signed Pinnacle bank checks, several checks made out to other businesses and personal paper work. The robbery was caught on surveillance video. The employee told police that he would contact his bank and make a stop payment on the checks that were stolen.

Police searched the area but could not find any further evidence. Police reported that there were two other surveillance cameras outside of a nearby Shell gas station that pointed in the direction of the parking lot of the business. Pictures were taken and placed into evidence. 

 

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