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Posted: December 26, 2008 12:00 a.m.

Dunkin' Donuts store robbed

Gun pointed at customer at Ga. Highway 20 location

 Deputies with the Newton County Sheriff’s Office are investigating an armed robbery that occurred Dec. 20 at the Dunkin' Donuts on Ga. Highway 20 in Covington.

 According to the incident report and verified by the manager in the store at the time of the incident, just before closing, a masked man entered the restaurant. The robber grabbed the only customer in the store and put a gun to the customer’s head. The perpetrator ordered the two employees on duty to turn the lights off, lock the door and empty the cash register.

 The employees complied and the robber escaped on foot with the money. Authorities later learned the robber may have escaped in a blue Honda that was waiting for him in the nearby Kroger parking lot.

 There are no suspects in the case.

If you have any information in this case, call the Newton County Sheriff’s Office at (678) 625-1400. Anonymous tips can be left at (678) 625-5007 and online at

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