SAVANNAH, GA (September 23, 2019) – Today Savannah Police officers captured an armed robbery suspect with the assistance of two citizens.

Around 10:30 a.m. the suspect approached an adult female in the area of Drayton and Bryan streets, claimed he was armed, and took a bag she was carrying that contained cash. He then fled on Congress Street.

Two adult males who heard the woman’s screams ran after the subject and caught him in the area of Congress and Lincoln streets. They held him until police arrived.

The suspect, Jeffrey Williams, was taken into custody and has been transported to Chatham County Detention Center on charges of armed robbery.

The Savannah Police Department does not encourage citizens engaging with potentially armed suspects, but is appreciative of their assistance in today’s arrest. All citizens who witness a potential crime are encouraged to call 911 immediately.