COVINGTON, Ga. – Investigators with the Covington Police Department are looking for a pair of suspects who broke into a package store early Halloween morning and made off with the cash register.
According to a CPD incident report, officers were dispatched to the Quick Liquor Package at 7254 Washington St. at 12:29 a.m. Oct. 31. When they arrived, they found the front door glass shattered.
After entering and clearing the building, the officers noticed the cash register missing. Video from the store reportedly shows two males throw a piece of concrete through the door at approximately 12:18 a.m. and attempt to take the cash register.
According to the report, one of the males was wearing a grey hoodie, black mask, light grey sweatpants, white tennis shoes with black laces and dark-colored gloves. The second male was reportedly wearing a light grey mask, light grey beanie, light-colored gloves and a black hoodie.
The males left without the cash register and ran toward the sawmill. At 12:27 a.m. they returned and attempted to take the register again. According to report, the males left again without the register and at 12:32 a.m., the male wearing the grey hoodie came back into the store, cut the cords to the register and left with it heading toward Flat Shoals Road on foot.
In addition to the cash register, the suspects also stole a container full of change.
According to the report, the key holder arrived at the scene and told police he had locked up the store at 12:10 a.m. He told police as he was walking to his car after locking up he was approached by a male wearing a black hoodie who asked him for a cigarette. The key holder told the male he didn’t have any and left. He told police he was too far away to see the male’s face.
Police located and followed a trail next to the Shell station that led to an address on Saunders Drive. After following the trail, they reportedly found condensation from a vehicle and fresh footprints.
A CPD spokesman said police do not have any suspects.