SAVANNAH, GA (December 8, 2015): West Chatham Precinct investigators of the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department made an arrest in connection with a Monday morning auto theft.
At about 7:38 a.m. Metro responded to the 100 block of Glen Oaks Drive, where the owners of a 2012 Cadillac SRX, reportedly started the vehicle using its keyless remote feature. Owners left the vehicle running to briefly enter the residence. The vehicle was missing when the owners returned to the driveway.
Responding officers traced the vehicle to the area of West 40th Street and MLK Boulevard. On arrival, the officers observed four subjects in the vehicle.
Metro officers ran after the vehicle’s occupants as the subjects fled on foot. The foot chase ended in apprehension of two of those subjects.
The driver, a 16-year-old male, was charged with one count of theft by taking (auto) and one count of obstruction by fleeing. A 17-year-old male passenger was released to his parent’s custody. Investigators are working to locate and determine the roles of two additional subjects still at large.
During the course of this investigation, evidence led detectives to the 500 block of West 40th Street, where they recovered a silver Nissan Altima reported stolen on Dec. 3. A spare key was stored inside of the Altima at the time of its theft.
Metro continues to investigate.
Anyone with information 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.