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Good Samaritan robbed after giving ride

COVINGTON, Ga. – Covington Police are looking for the man who pulled a knife and robbed somebody who had given him a ride Saturday morning.

According to a police report, an officer responding to a suspicious call on Monticello Street just after 6:30 a.m. Nov. 11 found a man standing on the side of the road yelling for help. The man told the officer he had been robbed by a man he had just given a ride.

The victim told police he was at the Marathon station at 10260 Highway 36 when a white male wearing a black ball cap, black hoodie, sunglasses and blue jeans with a white paint stain on the leg approached him as he exited the store and asked for a ride to the U-Haul store on Monticello Street.

According to the report, the victim told police he gave the suspect a ride and as they turned into the business, the suspect told him he had recently won $500 from Marathon and had just gotten out of jail. He then reportedly pulled a large knife on the victim and demanded all of his money. The victim was able to exit his 2014 Dodge Challenger and run onto the street, yelling for help.

He told police as he looked back as he ran and was able to see the suspect going through his car.

The robber stole a pack of cigarettes and the lottery ticket the victim had purchased at the Marathon and fled on foot.

Police went to the station where a clerk reportedly said a man who goes by the name “Joey” recently won $500. Police also located a glass smoking device about 15 feet from the driver’s side car door.