Police catch Covington robbery suspects in heavy traffic

1:47 AM, Nov 1, 2012   |    comments
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COVINGTON, Ga. -- Police pinned a vehicle with two robbery suspects on Wednesday afternoon in DeKalb County.

According to the Covington Police Department, a maroon Ford Fusion was involved in a robbery by snatching incident at the Wal-Mart in Covington.

Police said a white male was driving, and a white female was in the passenger seat. The vehicle looped the parking lot twice. At this time, a female shopper was loading groceries into the trunk of her car.

The female leaned out of the passenger seat of the car, in attempt to snatch the victim's purse. Police believe the victim may have been dragged about 300 yards from being entangled in her handbag, which she grabbed when she realized she was being robbed.

Just after the incident, Police were notified. The issued a look out on the maroon Fusion, which was spotted 15 minutes later.

The Fusion, with Wisconsin tag 625LYH was on Almond Road at Interstate 20. Officer Capps checked the registration information, and found that the car was stolen out of Wisconsin.

When Capps tried to stop the car, it fled westbound on I-20 in DeKalb County, and exited onto Martin Luther King Boulevard. At this point, a Georgia State Patrol officer arrived to help.

The officers arrested the suspects, as heavy traffic pinned them in.

The victim, whose name is not yet released is a 51-year-old of Oxford. She was transported to an Atlanta-area hospital, and treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Capps also received minor injuries when he made the arrest.

Anyone with information to help police in their investigation is asked to call Captain Ken Malcom at (770) 833-7251.



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