SAVANNAH, GA (March 25, 2015) Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police and Federal Bureau of Investigation agents are jointly investigating four bank robberies in Savannah that could have been committed by the same gunman. A fifth robbery took place in Richmond Hill and also is being investigated by the Richmond Hill Police Department.
The most recent robbery involved the Wells Fargo Bank branch on the 6900 block of Abercorn Street last Thursday. Investigators are considering the possibility that the same suspect was responsible for each of the robberies. In each case, the suspect displayed a gun and demanded money before leaving on foot.
He is described as a black male, approximately 5-foot-8 to 6-foot tall, with a medium build and a medium complexion. He usually wears some sort of cap. While the dress varies between the incidents, the general descriptions are similar. Photos from four of the robberies have been released by the FBI.
The robberies include:
• Georgia’s Own Credit Union, 400 block of Mall Boulevard; 1:54 p.m. Sept. 30, 2014.The subject was wearing a black shirt, black pants, black knit cap, black sunglasses, and black gloves.
• Wells Fargo Bank, 7900 block of Waters Avenue, 4 p.m. on Nov. 12, 2014. The subject wore dark sunglasses, a dark ball cap, T-shirt, and dark jeans which were either blue or black.
• Heritage Bank, 14000 block of Abercorn Street, 3:51 p.m. on Dec. 4, 2014. The subject was described as a black male, wearing dark sunglasses, a dark ball cap, T-shirt, and dark jeans which were either blue or black.
• Navy Federal Credit Union on the 3400 block of Highway 17 South, in Richmond Hill, 4 p.m. The suspect wore glasses, a long sleeve, red plaid shirt, jeans, tan shoes and a black and white “truckers” hat made out of mesh material.
• Wells Fargo Bank located on Abercorn Street, March 19, 2015, 4:50 p.m. The suspect wore a hat with a Ford emblem on it and eyeglasses.
Investigators are asking the public to help identify and locate the gunman. They also warn that the suspect is armed and considered dangerous and should not be approached.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637) using the keyword CSTOP2020. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.
Callers can contact the FBI office in Savannah directly at (912) 232-3716. A Tip Line also is open directly to Metro 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.
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