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Man tells Covington Police he was robbed at gunpoint on Thelma Street

COVINGTON -- The Covington Police Department is searching for five black males who robbed a man on Thelma Street around 9 p.m. Saturday.

According to the CPD incident report, a Hispanic male told officers through a 9-year-old translator that he was visiting a friend at 3136 Thelma St. when he was approached by the men who were walking north on East Alexander Street from Washington Street.

He said one of the men "said something in reference to marijuana," but he did not understand whether they were trying to sell him some marijuana or asking to buy some marijuana.

The man told officers all he could recall about the men was that they were wearing all black clothing.

"(The victim) stated they approached him in the driveway and started hitting him in the face. (He) said there was one of the black males who was a lookout and the others started hitting him," the report states, adding that one blow struck him so hard it knocked him to the ground.

"(The victim) said that another male pulled out a gun and put it to his head and started yelling but he was not able to understand the language," the report states.

The victim described the gun as black and being a little larger than a man's hand and said he did not call for help because he feared for his life and wasn't sure what the men would do to him.

"(The victim) said one of the males who was hitting him took his wallet from his back pocket and then all five subjects fled on foot, running east on Thelma Street toward Fowler Street," the report states.

The man's wallet was described as black leather with the word "Puma" written on it. It contained $140, a bank card and his Mexican ID. CPD officers searched the area, but did not find the suspects or the wallet.

Anyone who may know these suspects or who saw anything that may be related to this incident is asked to call 770-786-7605; go to the CPD website at www.covingtonpolice.com; or use the mobile to mobile app called tipsubmit.