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Man attacked at car wash

COVINGTON - A man was assaulted during an attempted armed robbery Monday at a Salem Road car washing facility, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

The victim told authorities he was at the car wash located at 3700 Salem Road about 10:20 Monday night when two men approached him, demanding his wallet. When he told them he did not have his wallet on him, one of the subjects "swung a sharp object at him," NCSO Lt. Mark Mitchell said.

The victim told deputies he raised his arm in an attempt to block the attack and was cut with the object, Mitchell said.

The two men then ran off and disappeared behind the car wash. The victim was unable to furnish any other direction of travel.

He described his attacker as a Hispanic man, wearing a black hoodie and blue jeans, about 5 feet, 8 inches tall, weighing about 160 pounds. The other man was described as about 6 feet tall with a slender build, weighing about 130 to 140 pounds.

Nothing was stolen from the individual and he was not severely injured, Mitchell said.

The case has been turned over to investigators who hope to arrest the two and charge them with aggravated assault and attempted armed robbery, but they are seeking the public's assistance.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to 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.newton

sheriffga.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.