COVINGTON — The Newton County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the armed robbery of a man and woman in front of an apartment on Salem Road.

According to an incident report, the robbery occurred about 4 a.m. Aug. 26. The victims told a deputy they were outside their apartment at the Salem Terrace Apartments when a male wearing a black ski mask and carrying a black handgun approached them and ordered them to give him their money.

The robber got approximately $80 in cash, then ordered the couple to go inside the apartment. They did so and could not tell investigators if the robber left on foot or in a vehicle, or which way he went.

Senior Reporter

Born and raised in Decatur, Ga. Graduated from Shorter College in Rome, Ga. in 1979 with B.A. in Communications. Worked in community newspapers for 26 years. Started at Rockdale Citizen/Newton Citizen in January 2016.