SAVANNAH, GA (February 13, 2018): Savannah Police Department detectives are asking for the public’s assistance identifying a suspect in an entering auto that occurred in a parking lot on the 14000 block of Abercorn Street on January 20.
Early that morning at around 4:00 a.m., dash camera video footage captured a male entering an unlocked vehicle and going through the center console. The suspect collected numerous items to include a tablet. He then exits the vehicle and drives away in a red compact car that was parked next to the victim’s vehicle.
The suspect is described as a white male with a thick beard. He wore a baseball cap, a red collar shirt and a vest during the incident.
Video Footage: https://youtu.be/k_YcIJ1bA9I
The victim’s vehicle was left unlocked and the theft took less than two minutes. The majority of these crimes are crimes of opportunity. One of the best ways to prevent entering auto and auto theft is to remove your belongings, take your keys and always lock your doors.
Anyone with information on the suspect should contact the SPD Southside Precinct tip line by calling (912) 351-3400. Information can also be forwarded to CrimeStoppers at (912) 234-2020. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.