COVINGTON - Two Subway sandwich shops were targeted for burglary recently, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.
The Subway, located at 13015 Brown Bridge Road in the same shopping complex as Publix, was broken into around 12:30 a.m. Friday. Deputies were first alerted when a burglar alarm sounded. Upon arrival at the location, NCSO Deputy Timothy Dickerson stated in an incident report that he found the glass broken out of the front door. A piece of concrete was found just inside the door.
Dickerson reported finding the cash register monitor on the floor and the cash drawer missing.
"We also found a partial shoe print on the counter," he stated.
When the owner of the store arrived, he told deputies the cash drawer contained $100 and a lock box contained $50.
Surveillance footage showed a man inside the restaurant wearing a green and white shirt and blue jeans.
Two days earlier the Subway location at 55 Crowell Road was similarly burglarized. A newspaper delivery person notified deputies around 2 a.m. that the front door of the restaurant had been broken out.
Here, too, deputies reported that a rock was used to break the door and the cash register which contained $200 had been taken from under the counter.
According to an NCSO incident report completed by Deputy Brad Verzinskie, surveillance video footage showed a white man breaking the glass door and enter the business around 11:30 p.m. A boot print was also recovered.
"The investigation (into these incidents) is continuing, and we're endeavoring to see if they are related," said Lt. Mark Mitchell, NCSO spokesman.
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