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Purse snatcher still at large
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A woman had her purse snatched out of her shopping cart Saturday night at the Kroger on U.S. Highway 278.

The woman told officers that she was standing beside her vehicle and talking on the phone to her husband when she saw a black male, wearing all black, grab her purse from the cart and ran across the parking lot toward a newer model silver four-door car. She said the car appeared to be occupied by three to four black males.

A Kroger employee was standing in front of the store and told officers he witnessed the theft. He said he’d noticed the car parked on the far east side of the Newton Plaza shopping center with its lights on for about 10 minutes, then they turned them off and the man who snatched the victim’s purse exited the car and headed toward her. Another shopper who also witnessed the incident verified the story.

Anyone with information on the car or its occupants is asked to contact the Covington Police Department at 770-786-7605 or online at All tips can be given anonymously.

Must love dogs

Deputies responded to a home on Harvey Avenue Saturday afternoon, when a woman called for help regarding a missing dog and harassing phone calls.

The woman told deputies that her dog went missing roughly six weeks ago and that for the past three weeks, a man has been calling her saying he has her dog. She said that every time she attempts to pick her dog up, the man comes up with an excuse as to why she can’t, such as it ran away again, or refuses to give it to her because she didn’t come to collect the dog from his home alone.

She told deputies she was scared the man wanted to do something to her, which is why he keeps telling her to come alone. Deputies escorted her to the man’s house, but he was not there.