COVINGTON, Ga. - The Covington Police Department is looking into a theft at the local Home Depot totaling more than $400 after the suspect was spotted fleeing the Conyers store location after attempting the same crime.
According to the CPD incident report, "a tall, slender black male wearing a red t-shirt, blue jeans and black Reebok tennis shoes" entered The Home Depot on Industrial Park Boulevard Tuesday, Aug. 13 around 1:45 p.m. and went to the back of the store, loaded a 15-gallon air compressor into a cart and exited the store.
"A service desk associate asked the male for his receipt and he smiled at her and continued out of the store," according to the report.
The DEWALT air compressor is valued at $429.
Once outside the store, the male loaded the air compressor into a 2019 orange Jeep Renegade. The license plate for the vehicle showed it was a rental vehicle.
CPD Officer Rory Barber reported that just prior to the incident, around 1:15 p.m., the same male suspect and an accomplice attempted to steal merchandise from the Conyers Home Depot location. The two suspects reportedly fled from the location in the same vehicle.
The Covington News has requested the Conyers Police Department incident report and will update this story will as more information is received.