SAVANNAH, GA (February 5, 2015): Metro Police are seeking suspects who took advantage of risky actions by victims and robbed them of their vehicles Wednesday.
A 31-year-old male and 23-year-old female told Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police that they were attempting to buy marijuana while in an unfamiliar neighborhood when they were robbed.
They had called a number to arrange the purchase at a convenience store but followed three black males on foot to the 3100 block of Gibbons Street where they were approached with guns about 5:40 p.m. The male victim was stripped of his clothing before valuables were taken, including the keys to his pickup truck. Islands Precinct Patrol officers later found the truck on Shell Road.
The suspects were described as black males. One was about 6-foot-0, 170 pounds with an average build, wearing a blue or black sweatshirt and pants and black shoes. The second was 5-11 with a heavy build wearing a black knit watch cap and black pants. The third was average weight wearing a black vest with a hood, red shirt, blue jeans and a brown belt. All three were armed.
About 8:45 p.m., a pizza deliverer reported she had left her silver 2014 Nissan Sentra running and unlocked out of her sight while she delivered a salad to a house on Windsor Road. When she walked back to her vehicle, she saw a male in the driver’s seat.
She attempted to enter the passenger’s side and was dragged a short distance as the thief drove away. She was treated for minor injuries.
The suspect was described as a black male, approximately 5-5, average build, and wearing a black, hooded jacket. The vehicle has not been recovered.
Metro Police have advised against leaving vehicles running while unattended and to conduct business with unknown individuals only in highly populated and well-lit locations.
Anyone with information on either case is asked to call Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637) using the keyword CSTOP2020. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.
A Tip Line also is open directly to investigators at (912) 525-3124 and most area clergy have agreed to serve as liaisons for anyone who would like to share information with police anonymously.