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Covington man robbed at gunpoint in own home
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A man was robbed at gunpoint late Monday night at his residence on Blackwell Street, the second robbery in Covington in a week.

Covington Police Lt. Wendell Wagstaff said the victim told officers he answered a knock at his front door at approximately 10:47 p.m. Monday to find three black men on his front porch. One of the men reportedly asked the victim if he had change for a $20.

When the resident fumbled through his pockets for the money, the robber reportedly pulled out a small chrome pistol and said, "Give me everything."

Wagstaff said the victim complied, handing the robbers $200 in cash. The three men then reportedly ran from the yard before entering a Chevrolet Cavalier parked on Blackwell Street.

 The victim described the lead robber as a 19 or 20-year-old who is 6 foot 1 inches tall weighing 160 pounds. He was wearing a red, yellow and white polo shirt and sporting a gold tooth.

"The case is still under investigation," Wagstaff said.

The armed robbery is the second in Covington in eight days. Another man was previously robbed at knifepoint on Dec. 2 on Turner Lake Road.

Anyone with information about the robbery on Turner Lake Road or Blackwell Street is asked to call the CPD at 770-786-7605. Tips can be given to the CPD anonymously by visiting their Web site at and clicking on "contact us" and then "secret witness."