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Four robbed at gunpoint in Newton County after car breaks down

COVINGTON -- Four young men were robbed at gunpoint around 6:15 Wednesday evening when their vehicle broke down on Mills Cove Drive, off Salem Road, in western Newton County, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

The driver of the vehicle told NCSO deputies that he hit something in the road that caused a hole in the gas tank and gas began leaking from the car. He pulled over onto Mills Cove Drive and called a wrecker service.

While waiting for the wrecker, the four young men were sitting on the curb.

"Two black males, wearing black hoodies and red bandanas over their faces with just their eyes showing, approached them," said NCSO Public Information Officer Deputy Courtney Morrison. "One had a silver handgun and the other one had a bat. The gun was pointed at all four males and they were told to get on the ground and empty their pockets."

Morrison said the perpetrators were able to get away with two cellphones, two wallets and more than $100 in cash.

No one was injured in the incident.

The suspects appeared to be on foot. K-9 units were brought to the scene, but were unable to pick up a track.

Evidence was collected at the scene, Morrison said, adding that the investigation into the incident is ongoing.

Anyone who may have information on these suspects is asked to call the Newton County Sheriff's Office at 678-625-1400 or go to their website at www.newtonsheriffga.org and leave an anonymous tip.

Comments

Christopher 1 year, 7 months ago

Two black males with hoodies and guns robbing innocent people???? I cant believe it!

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Spydee 1 year, 7 months ago

TWO BLACK MALES! WHY am I NOT surprised. It seems to be the NORM these days in Conyers....... These kids needed help and the LOWEST of the LOW ROBBED them???? Pathetic....

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AWOL 1 year, 7 months ago

If the 2 criminals were voters, does anyone doubt that they would have voted for democrats?

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rockinglatina 1 year, 7 months ago

Yet another bitter republican. Instead of feeling concern for the victims, you choose to go the political party route. I 'm sure they couldn't vote either way because they are most likely convicted criminals with a very long felony rap sheet. Let's tackle the real problem here and step up police presence on Salem Road in Newton County, times are changing and we can't let these criminals run the town.

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trOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL 1 year, 7 months ago

rockinglatina, nice logic. i can tell you thought about your comment a total .09 seconds before posting it. you think time changing is the reason this crime was committed.... pathetic excus. I can see you fired up the leftist excuse generator.. it was not a good one.

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rockinglatina 1 year, 7 months ago

Well at least I beat you by 4 because it took you all but 5 seconds to come up with yours... yes times are changing. There is no respect for lives or people anymore. Forget about bad parenting and a failed juvenile systems for these scumbags. We need to take care of our hard working and respectful citizens., and trying to belittle me doesn't make any difference to my character but it does to yours. I'll be praying for you.

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MsKito 1 year, 7 months ago

Sounds like Salem is the new Hollowell/Bankhead Pkwy.

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