SAVANNAH, GA (March 27, 2012): Burglaries of two houses this morning were solved quickly when the getaway car carrying two suspects collided with another car.
Lawrence Robinson, 44, of a Cape Street address, was arrested at the scene awaiting Emergency Medical Services after the 2002 Chevrolet Impala he in which he was a passenger driving east on East 31st Street ran a stop sign and collided with another car.
He was transported to Memorial University Medical Center for treatment of his facial injuries and has been charged with two burglaries. Robinson has an extensive arrest record in Savannah dating back to 1985.
Also transported with an injured knee was Kyle Pierson, 41, who was a passenger in a black Honda travelling south on Waters Avenue. The 33-year-old woman driving the Honda and her 10-year-old daughter escaped injury in the 11:45 a.m. collision.
The events began earlier in the day when two men were seen leaving the scene of a burglary in the 1200 block of East Bolton Street. A lookout was placed for the white Impala before the men returned to the residence to take more items. That’s when the resident of the house confronted them, reclaiming his stolen items.
A Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department detective noticed the Impala and was on the radio to call in its location when it sped through the intersection and caused the collision. The driver of the getaway car, a black male believed to be in his early 20s and wearing either all black or black clothes with a white shirt, climbed out of the wreckage and ran through the neighborhood to escape.
Items found in the car were traced back to a house in the 500 block of East Anderson Lane which police discovered had been burglarized just moments before the crash.
Detectives from the Downtown and Central precincts are continuing to investigate the burglaries on Bolton and Anderson respectively. The SCMPD Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) is continuing to investigate the collision.
Anyone with information on the identity of the man who fled the scene is asked to call Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637). In the body type, include “CStop2020” plus the tip. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.
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