SAVANNAH, GA (March 4, 2016): Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department’s Downtown Precinct officers made a prompt arrest, Sunday evening, after an attempted armed robbery in Forsyth Park.
At approximately 8:50 p.m., Metro responded to the fountain area of Forsyth Park for an attempted armed robbery that had just occurred. A victim was lying in a hammock when two suspects approached and asked for the time. One of the suspects then brandished a gun and demanded personal belongings. Another victim, who was nearby, heard the commotion and walked over to the area. This startled the suspects and they fled westbound through the park.
Officers in the area were able to apprehend one of the two suspects. A 14-year-old was detained and subsequently charged with obstruction by fleeing and criminal attempted armed robbery with a gun. He was transported to the Savannah Regional Youth Detention Center without incident.
Investigators are working to determine if any of the recent armed robberies in Forsyth Park are linked to this case.
The suspect that remains at large is described as a black male, possibly in his mid-teens. He was of average build and was approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall. He wore a dark gray sweatshirt or hoodie during the incident.
Metro’s Robbery Unit continues to investigate.
Anyone with information on these cases should call CrimeStoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637) using the keyword CSTOP2020. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.
A confidential tip line also is open directly to investigators at (912) 525-3124.