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Robbery reported at Dollar General on Highway 278

COVINGTON, Ga. – Investigators with the Covington Police Department are looking for whoever robbed a Dollar General Wednesday night.

According to a CPD incident report, police were dispatched to the store at 6185 Highway 278 at 9:40 p.m. Dec. 5 on a report of a possible burglary after somebody entered the store and found no one inside and the phone and cash register on the floor.

When they arrived, officers made contact with two store employees who said they had been robbed. One victim reportedly told police that he was standing near the store’s office talking with the other employee when a large, black male came up behind him. 

“He advised the male grabbed him by the hood attached to his shirt and pushed a gun against the back of his head,” the officer wrote in his report. "He stated that the male forced him to the ground.”

According to the report, the suspect then took the other employee to the cash registers.  That employee told police that she did not look at the suspect because he told her to keep her head down. After emptying the cash registers, the employee reportedly opened the safe. All of the money was placed in a blue trash can.

After collecting the money, the suspect ordered the employees to the back of the store while he left. Police viewed security video from the store and reported that the suspect is a black male, over 6 feet tall with a large build and grey facial hair. He was wearing dark colored pants and a black jacket with grey sleeves and hood.

According to the report, the suspect did not have a gun but portrayed having one by pushing his finger or a knife against the victim’s head. The suspect entered the store at 9:26 p.m. and left at 9:31 p.m.