SAVANNAH, GA (August 15, 2011): Police are charging a man arrested when undercover officers interrupted a robbery Aug. 5 with a third robbery as their investigation into the group that targeted Hispanics continues.
Paris Marjere Robinson, 20, of the 2200 block of East 58th Street, is being charged today with the July 22 robbery of a Hispanic man who was hit with a bottle. In that robbery, the 34-year-old man said he was sitting outside his apartment when three males approached with guns and ordered him to empty his pockets. He gave them his cell phone and tried to throw his wallet elsewhere in an attempt to hide it. But one of the men saw the action and struck him. The victim declined medical treatment for his injury.
Robinson also was charged Monday with the July 29 robbery of 71-year-old woman. In that robbery on Noble Oaks Drive, the woman was hit by one of three men who tried to take her purse.
Robinson originally was arrested when undercover officers trying to find the group that had targeted Hispanics converged on the robbery of several Hispanic men in an apartment complex off Abercorn Street. Robinson, 6-foot-5, 247-pounds, and Myron Todd Jones Jr., 18, of the 300 block of Montclair Boulevard were arrested in the stakeout by Crime Suppression Units from the Southside Precinct and the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Neighborhood Task Force. They had followed a group led by Robinson to the apartment complex off Abercorn Street.
Robinson was charged with armed robbery, theft by receiving stolen property, possession of a firearm in the commission of a crime and aggravated assault, all felonies, along with misdemeanor charges of loitering or prowling, and battery. Jones was charged with armed robbery, a felony, and obstruction and loitering or prowling, both misdemeanors.
Police still hope to identify the three to four other males who ran from the scene. Detectives from the SCMPD Robbery Unit also are examining as many as five armed robbery incidents in the past week to determine if there could be a connection.
Robbery Division detectives are continuing to investigate the robbery and others that may be tied to it. Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637). In the body type, include “CStop2020” plus the tip. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.
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