SAVANNAH, GA (April 5, 2016): Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department’s Robbery Unit arrested a man for armed robbery on April 3. Today, investigators have determined at least five other incidents in the area may be linked.
At approximately 5:45 p.m. on April 3, Metro responded to an armed robbery that had just occurred near the intersection of East 41st and Bull Streets. Reportedly, two unknown males robbed a female victim at gunpoint of her purse and cell phones. Further investigation led detectives to the 200 block of West Henry Street where a search warrant was executed in a residence and vehicle. This led to recovery of the some of the victim’s belongings. Additionally, items linked to at least five other armed robberies in the area were located.
Detectives quickly gathered evidence to identify Taqwan Robinson, 20, who was located at the residence, as one of the suspects in this robbery. Robinson was transported without incident to the Chatham County Detention Center and charged with armed robbery. He was recently arrested on March 16 when his brother was shot on the 2000 block of East 38th Street. Officers searched their residence and located stolen guns and narcotics associated with that incident. Additional charges may be pending for Robinson.
The second suspect in this incident is described as a black male of a light brown complexion with facial hair, possibly in his teens or early 20s. He is approximately 5 feet 6 inches and weighs around 150 pounds. His hair is styled in a medium afro and he wore a black shirt with dark pants during the incident.
This case remains under investigation as detectives work to identify the other suspect and investigate all the other incidents and their circumstances.
Anyone with any additional information on this case or others are asked to contact CrimeStoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637) using the keyword CSTOP2020. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.
A tip line also is open directly to investigators at (912) 525-3124 and most area clergy have agreed to serve as liaisons for anyone who would like to share information with police anonymously.