Accused hammer-wielding robber arrested in Covington

Accused hammer-wielding robber arrested in Covington

ST. TAMMANY PARISH, LA (WVUE) - A Covington-area man has been arrested after he used a hammer to rob a Mandeville-area gas station Monday, according to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office.

Milton Reed Jr., 57, of Pine Crest Avenue was taken into custody late Tuesday night. He was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail with armed robbery and aggravated assault.

According to deputies, at about 11 p.m. Monday Reed entered the Danny and Clyde's gas station on Highway 59, walked behind the counter and tried to open the cash register.

When a store employee tried to stop him he threatened them with a hammer, gained access to the register and fled the store with an undisclosed amount of cash.

There was no immediate word on bond.

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