The Covington Police Department (CPD) is seeking help in identifying the suspect or suspects involved in two robberies within the last week.
On Wednesday, Oct 19, the Shell gas station at 9123 Highway 142 was robbed, and then on Sunday, Oct. 23, the Exxon Station at 9123 Highway 278, was robbed, according to reports from the CPD. A release from the CPD said both robberies were conducted by a male carrying a black and silver handgun.
CPD said the Shell station was robbed by a 45-50-year-old short black male wearing a bucket hat, black shirt and blue jeans. According to reports, the suspect pointed the gun at the clerk and asked for all the money from the register. He then told the clerk to go into the bathroom and stay there and fled on foot with cash.
The suspect who robbed the Exxon station, CPD said, was described as being in his mid-40s, and was wearing a floral bucket hat, black checkered shirt, blue jeans and blue Nike shoes with red shoe laces. According to reports, the suspect approached the counter and handed the clerk two dollars for a lottery ticket. After the register was opened, the suspect brandished a handgun and demanded all of the cash. The clerk was then asked to go into the bathroom but pushed several items at the suspect causing him to run away with an undisclosed amount of money.
The CPD is looking for help from the community in identifying who they believe is a single suspect involved in robberies. Citizens are asked to contact Det. Kara Hipps at 678-625-5555 or at firstname.lastname@example.org if they have any information.