Man robbed at gunpoint while hanging clothes on line

COVINGTON -- Covington Police made an arrest in an odd armed robbery in the early morning hours Monday.

On Sunday night the victim's mother notified the CPD that her son had been robbed at 6171 Nixon Circle.

"(The victim) stated he was in the back yard of his residence late Sunday night hanging clothes on a clothes line when a person came up behind him, stuck something sharp in his back and stated, 'Give me your money,' the CPD incident report states.

When the victim told the gunman he didn't have any money, he told him to go inside his residence. The suspect followed the victim inside with the victim telling him, "not to do this. I don't have any money."

Once inside the residence, the robber took a cell phone and a Playstation 3 and placed them in a book bag, exiting the residence in the rear.

The victim described the black male as being around 6 feet tall, weighing more than 200 pounds, wearing a gray hoodie which was pulled over his head, black shorts, black tennis shoes and a baseball cap with a red bill and blue back with an "A" on the front.

The victim said he thought he knew the suspect because he used to live next door to him.

"(The victim) stated he thought his name was Jeremy but had heard people call him Devonte, and he also knew this because he would hear Devonte's mom call him by his name.

Devonte's family had since moved to Carr Circle and when police investigated, they found the clothing described and the stolen Playstation in his possession.

Arrested and charged with armed robbery was Devonte Hightower, 18, of 9250 Carr Circle.

Upon conviction, the minimum sentence for armed robbery in Georgia is 10 years without the possibility of early release.


sweetpotato 2 years, 12 months ago

I have noticed that Covington PD dont mess around they will sho lock you up ! Good job Thanks CPD


will 2 years, 12 months ago

This is one smart thief, holding up your former next door neighbor. This is a very bright person. The description is always the same, young black male in a hoodie.


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