SAVANNAH, GA (April 5, 2012): Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying the men who robbed three businesses in two months, taking cash and Newport cigarettes.

 Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division Robbery Unit are investigating the possibility that the same men may have been involved in all three.

 In the first, a black male wearing a multi-colored hooded jacket entered the Circle K in the 7200 block of Abercorn at 9:42 p.m. on Feb. 13, and produced a long-barreled handgun. He forced the clerk to turn over cash from the store and then demanded a carton of Newport cigarettes. He fled with a second black male, wearing a grey hooded shirt, who had been standing outside the door.

 Just before 1 a.m. on March 26, a man holding what appeared to be a gun under his clothing walked into Walgreens in the 11000 block of  Abercorn Street and told the clerk to open the register. He followed her behind the counter and pulled money from the drawer then left the business and immediately returned to steal packs of Newports. The man and a second man dressed in all black who had been watching the door fled on foot. The first was described as a black male, approximately 5-1 to 5-2 and 120 pounds, wearing a red hooded jacket, black pants and a black bandana over his face. The second was described as a taller black male in all black clothing.

 Two men also robbed the Sandfly Convenience Store, on Diamond Causeway at  11 p.m. that night. The first, in his early 20s, was described as 6-0 with a slim build, white and red sweat shirt and his face covered with a white bandana. His hair was in short twisties and he was holding a chrome handgun. The second man wore a dark sweat shirt with his face covered with a black object. He was described as 6-0, bald, with a slim build and was holding a black handgun. The first man entered the store, produced the gun and demanded money.  He then climbed over the counter, forced the clerk to open the register, and grabbed money and several packs of Newport Cigarettes.  The second man stayed at the door and pointed a gun at clerks.  He then told the first man to get the clerks’ purses.

 Anyone with information on the cases 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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