SAVANNAH, GA (July 1, 2016) – Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police are investigating four armed robberies that occurred between June 28 and July 1 in downtown Savannah.
The suspects are described as two black males in their early 20s, between 5-feet, 7-inches and 6-feet tall, with an average build. One of the two suspects reportedly had a blue bandana covering his face.
A third suspect in one of the robberies is described as a heavy-set black male, wearing a white tank top, dark pants, short twists or braided hair with a black bandana covering his face.
Detectives have several leads they are following and believe at least three of the four robberies are connected.
- At approximately 9 p.m. on June 28 a man and woman were in the area of Jones and Taylor Street when three men robbed them at gunpoint.
- A few minutes later at approximately 9:15 p.m. on June 28 a woman and three girls were walking near Whitaker and Huntingdon streets when they were robbed
- At approximately 2 a.m. on June 30 a man was walking down Habersham when he noticed two individuals on opposite sides of the street. The suspects attempted to rob the man and struck him with the gun.
- Then at approximately midnight on July 1 a woman was walking down Oglethorpe Lane when she noticed two individuals behind her. One of the suspects had a gun. The second ran up behind her and snatched her purse. Both suspects fled west down the lane.
Metro police want to remind citizens to remain aware of their surroundings, travel in groups and stay in well-lit areas when possible.
Anyone with any information on these cases should contact the SCMPD. You can call 911 or the SCMPD tip line. The tip line is open directly to investigators by dialing (912) 525-3124.
Information may also be forwarded to CrimeStoppers at (912) 234-2020. Tipsters remain anonymous and CrimeStoppers is offering a $1,000 cash reward for information leading to an arrest.
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