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Cops: Men hold workers at gunpoint in Bojangles robbery

Photo by Howard Reed

Photo by Howard Reed

COVINGTON -- The Covington Police Department reported that Bojangles restaurant on U.S. Highway 278 was robbed at gunpoint on Dec. 23.

Lt. Paul Dailey said two armed young black men entered the business about 7:30 p.m. and ordered the five employees on location to get on the ground. They went to the cash register and took an undisclosed amount of cash, Dailey said.

The men were described as both being about 5 feet, 10 inches tall with slim builds. One of the men was light-skinned, wearing a gray hoodie, glasses and armed with a silver handgun. The second was dark skinned, wearing a black jacket, black hat and carrying a black handgun.

Dailey said it was reported that one of the men had bandages on his nose, but the report was unclear which of them it was.

There were several customers in the restaurant at the time, but they were unharmed. Witnesses said the robbers did not come into the dining room.

Dailey said the Rockdale County Bojangles had a similar incident a couple of months ago.

Anyone with any information about either incident is asked to contact Sgt. Arvo Bowen at 770-786-7605 or tips can be given to the CPD anonymously by visiting their website at www.covingtonpolice.com and clicking on "Most Wanted" and then "Anonymous Tips."