SAVANNAH, GA (August 15, 2011): A 6-foot-5, 247-pound robbery suspect arrested Aug.5 when undercover police officers foiled a robbery will be charged with the violent robbery of a 71-year-old woman as well.
Paris Marjere Robinson, 20, of the 2200 block of East 58th Street, has been connected to the July 29 robbery of the woman on Noble Oaks Drive. She was walking her small dogs with her purse and leashes on her arm when she was approached by three males. One pointed a pistol at her. Another tried to snatch her purse. When he could not get it he began to hit her. She released the purse and the suspects fled.
Robinson and Myron Todd Jones Jr., 18, of the 300 block of Montclair Boulevard were arrested Aug. 5 in a stakeout by Crime Suppression Units from the Southside Precinct and the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Neighborhood Task Force who were seeking a group that had targeted Hispanic victims. They followed a group led by Robinson to an apartment complex off Abercorn Street where they broke up a robbery of several Hispanic men.
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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