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Local laundry mat robbed at gunpoint
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The Faith Coin Laundry was robbed at gunpoint Wednesday, the second robbery in three days in Covington.

At approximately 9:20 a.m., a black man walked into the laundry mat, located on Washington Street, wearing a black hoodie and a black cloth covering his face. With his left hand in his pocket, the man reportedly insinuated to the attendant he had gun before ordering her to give him the store's money.

The attendant opened the register and the man retrieved the cash and placed it in a black bag he had brought into the store. With the money in hand, the robber ordered the attendant to open the back room, but as they approached the door, the attendant escaped out a different door.

The robber then reportedly exited the building on foot. The Covington Police Department was called and a manhunt ensued, but the suspect was not located.

The robbery is the third in 10 days in Covington. In the most recent robbery, a man was robbed at gunpoint by three black men on Blackwell Street. On Dec. 2 another man was robbed at knifepoint on Turner Lake Road.

Anyone with information about any of the robberies 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."