SAVANNAH, GA (October 3, 2014): Detectives from the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department are investigating robberies of two couples after they responded to Craig’s List ads.
In each case, the couples arranged to inspect vehicles and were robbed either during the inspection or shortly after.
A couple in their 60s from Douglas, GA, was robbed on Chatham Street in the Oakhurst neighborhood of south Savannah on Monday. They had arranged to look at a Subaru Cross Track and were met by a young, slender black female who sat in the car while the man looked under the hood. Two gunmen approached and robbed him and his wife before driving away in their SUV with cash and their wallets and a purse. The SUV was located abandoned two days later about a mile south of the robbery location.
Another couple from Savannah reported they had met a young, black female in a pickup truck that had been advertised on Craig’s List and had returned to their Woodhouse Lane address when they were approached by three gunmen who robbed both of them before fleeing, Sept. 15.
Both vehicles that were advertised on Craig’s List were reported stolen about a week before the robberies.
Detectives advise anyone answering advertisements such as Craig’s List take care, insisting they meet in well-populated locations and do not involve cash transactions. Ask for a copy of the title before meeting the sellers and arrange for the transaction to be completed at a later time, rather than in an isolated area. Those who do meet sellers in isolated areas should drive to another location before returning home.
Meanwhile, detectives are seeking the public’s help in identifying and locating four black males wanted for questioning in the case. The men included a taller, lighter-complexioned male with long dreads who is known to wear a lighter colored baseball cap with an “A” on the bill; a second with a very short hair style; and two shorter males with darker complexions and brush cut hairstyles. They were seen on video in a store where the investigation had led detectives and are wanted for questioning.
Detectives ask that anyone with information on these individuals, these cases or similar situations call (912) 651-6694.