SAVANNAH, GA (November 12, 2015): Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department’s Robbery Unit and Southside Precinct patrol officers arrested Kevin Smalls, 26, for a robbery outside of a hotel on the 7100 block of Abercorn Street on Tuesday morning.

At about 11:11 a.m. Metro responded to the hotel where the victim was robbed. The victim was holding an undisclosed sum of money in his hand when the incident occurred. The a suspect reportedly approached the victim and snatched the money before running away. No weapons were displayed. There were no reported injuries.

Several witnesses watched the suspect flee the scene. Tips from witnesses led officers to a business on the 300 block of Hodgson Court, where Smalls was found hiding in the bathroom. Smalls was detained without incident.

Evidence linked Smalls to the crime. He was arrested and charged with robbery by sudden snatching.