• Police: Robber pistol-whipped, forced victim to withdraw money at bank

    By: Carl Willis

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    NEWTON COUNTY, Ga. - Police say a man who says he was pistol whipped, robbed and forced to withdraw money from a bank knew one of the suspects.

    We showed you live pictures from the Wells Fargo bank on Highway 142 in Covington in Newton County on Channel 2 Action News at 6. The last police officer left the scene before we went on-air.

    Police told us someone pistol-whipped the victim and forced him to withdraw money. They tell us the victim was able to alert bank employees, who called police.


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    They tell us the victim was able to alert bank employees, who called police.

    "(He was able to say) that he needed the help of the police. The tellers went through their protocol.

    They contacted us," said Capt. Ken Malcom with the Covington Police Department.

    From there, it was just a matter of time before police swarmed. 

    "By the time he realized that he had signaled for the police to be contacted, we were already here," Malcom said.

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