September 21, 2018 UPDATE: The suspect in this case was identified as Stephen McCoy, 24. He turned himself into detectives on Thursday, September 20 and has been charged with robbery by sudden snatching. Detectives would like to thank the public for assisting in spreading this information as well as identifying the suspect.
SAVANNAH, GA (September 17, 2018) – The Savannah Police Department Robbery Unit detectives are seeking the public’s assistance identifying a suspect who is believed to have robbed multiple businesses.
On August 16 at approximately 9:45 p.m., the suspect entered the Walgreens on the 700 block of Abercorn Street and acted as if he was going to purchase a bottle of water. Once the cashier opened the drawer, the suspect snatched it and took the money out before throwing it back and fleeing the store on foot.
Detectives believe the same individual committed a similar robbery on September 6 at CVS on the 5400 block of Abercorn Street and September 14 at Rite Aid on the 4600 block of Habersham Street. In each incident, the suspect used the same method of robbing the store.
The suspect is described as a black male in his 20s standing 5-foot-10-inches, with a slim build. In each incident, he was clothed in athletic attire and wore a black baseball cap.
Anyone with information on the suspect’s identity is asked to call Robbery Unit detectives at (912) 525-3124. Information may also be forwarded to CrimeStoppers at (912) 234-2020. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.