Wednesday, August 24, 2011
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COVINGTON -- A man and wife were robbed in their home Wednesday morning by two suspects who may have intended to burglarize the house.
Newton County Sheriff's Office Lt. Tyrone Oliver said the Sheriff's Office was notified of the incident in the Lake Charles subdivision off Smith Store Road at about 9:45 a.m.
"The two victims were home at the time," Oliver said. "Two black males entered the garage area and entered the home demanding money."
Oliver said the suspects ordered the couple to lie face down on the floor, which prevented the victims from getting a good description of the suspects. One of the suspects is believed to have been armed with a handgun.
The suspects demanded money, but when the couple said they didn't have any, they took the husband's wallet and ran away on foot.
The victims were not physically harmed in the incident.
"We believe they were probably there to burglarize the house and didn't believe anyone was home," Oliver said. "Once they were confronted by the homeowners they demanded money, but they didn't have any money so (the suspects) took the husband's wallet and fled."