SAVANNAH, GA (November 6, 2015): Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department’s Robbery Unit and Violent Crimes detectives are investigating three robberies occurring on Oglethorpe Avenue on Thursday between 9:09 p.m. and midnight. One of the robberies resulted in an arrest, and another resulted in an injury.
Friday morning, Metro received reports of an armed robbery and cutting on Oglethorpe Avenue and Abercorn Street that occurred close to midnight on Thursday. Two victims were walking together when an armed suspect demanded one victim’s purse. The second victim attempted to stop the suspect and was cut. The cutting victim sought treatment of a non-life-threatening injury at Memorial University Medical Center on Friday.
The suspect is described as a white or Hispanic male, standing about 6-01 with a slender build. During the incident he wore a hat and a dark colored shirt.
At about 9:09 p.m. Metro responded to an armed robbery reported on the 700 block of West Oglethorpe Avenue. The suspect demanded the victim’s belongings. The victim complied. The robbery suspect fled in a vehicle driven by a second suspect. The pair was last seen crossing the Talmadge Bridge into South Carolina. No injuries were reported.
The first suspect is described as a black male in his early 20s, standing 6 feet to 6-3, with an average to muscular build. During the robbery he wore a black hoodie and black jeans, with a black bandana over his face. The second suspect is a black male in his early 20s with a light complexion. He wore a black polo during the incident. They fled in a white 2012 Chevrolet Impala.
At about 9:07 p.m. Metro responded to a third armed robbery reported on the 200 block of West Oglethorpe Avenue. A male subject entered the female victim’s office requesting food. An airsoft pistol resembling a real gun was presented when she said no. The suspect grabbed the victim’s cellular phone and fled. No injuries were reported. The cellular phone was traced to the 500 block of Hartridge Street, still in the suspect’s possession.
The suspect was identified as Richard Conyers, 21. He was arrested and charged with armed robbery.
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.