SAVANNAH, GA (January 18, 2017): A man now identified by Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police as the suspect in multiple package thefts from porches in west Chatham County last December, has been arrested in Liberty County for similar offenses.
Hinesville Police arrested Gregory Welsh, 32, Tuesday, Jan. 17 on several larceny charges. Welsh is being held in the Liberty County Jail. He faces five theft by taking charges for the Dec. 30 incidents in Savannah. He faces similar charges in the cities of Hinesville and Richmond Hill, in addition to, Liberty, McIntosh and Bryan counties.
Monday, Jan. 9, a search warrant was obtained for Welsh’s Midway storage unit. During the search, West Chatham Precinct detectives found many of their victims’ packages located in the unit.
In Savannah, Welsh reportedly stole packages from the porches of multiple residences before driving away in a black Jeep Liberty. Two incidents occurred in the Bradley Point South neighborhood, including one near Saybrook Point and Concordia Drive and another near Amherst Way and Tweet Point. Soon after, additional incidents occurred near the intersection of Putters Place and Al Henderson Boulevard as well as the 200 block of Meadowlark Circle
This case remains under investigation.
Anyone with additional information on this case should contact the SCMPD tip line by dialing (912) 525-3124.
Information may also be forwarded to CrimeStoppers at (912) 234-2020. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.