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Restaurant robbed on Saturday

COVINGTON - The Subway sandwich shop at 55 Crowell Road was robbed at gunpoint about 8:45 Saturday night, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

Lt. Mark Mitchell said investigators were told a young black man, wearing all black clothing and a black ski mask entered the store, produced a weapon and demanded money.

"He left on foot, traveling north toward the interstate," Mitchell said.

He is described as approximately 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighing about 165 pounds.

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