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Police say robbers hit wrong house

COVINGTON - Two people were the victims of a home invasion on Colser Drive around lunchtime on Friday, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

An incident report completed by Deputy Christopher Bowles stated that the victim and a friend told the officer they were in the living room of the residence at 190 Colser Drive when two black men entered the house carrying black handguns.

Bowles said the one of the men told the victims, "They were sent to the house looking for a safe." The female victim told the men there was no safe at the residence, but the men forced her and her friend to go from room to room, opening closet doors to prove there was no safe there.

The two victims were then forced into a downstairs bedroom and locked inside.

"We believe the perpetrators went to the wrong house," said NCSO spokesman Investigator Sharron Stewart.

While at the house, the suspects took a laptop computer, jewelry, cash from the top of a dresser, a computer stand, as well as the driver's license belonging to the victim.

Both men were described as being around 20 years old. One of them had his hair in dreadlocks, was wearing a black shirt and blue jean shorts. The other had short hair and was wearing a white shirt and shorts with a red bandanna around his face.

Authorities ask that anyone with information on this incident to call the NCSO at 678-625-1400. Tips can be given to the NCSO anonymously at 678-625-5007 or through their Web at www.newtonsheriffga.org and clicking on "anonymous tip line." Those who want a response from NCSO personnel should leave contact information.

Barbara Knowles can be reached at barbara.knowles@newtoncitizen.com