SAVANNAH, GA ( May 14, 2012 ) Two people are in custody and a third is being sought after the trio robbed five people and shot one in less than two hours.
Savannah-Chatham Metro Police arrested Varico Williams, 21, for 3 counts of Armed Robbery. Jasper County Sheriff’s Office is seeking charges against Varico WILLIAMS, 21, for armed robbery, and will also be seeking attempted murder charges against him as well as a 16 year-old juvenile.
Just after midnight WILLIAMS and at least two other individuals approached two men at their home on Duffy Lane. The suspects demanded to be taken into the house, where they took several items, to include keys to a 2004 Honda Accord.
WILLIAMS and the two other individuals then went on to rob another victim, at one point forcing him into the car at gun point and later releasing him, just before they robbed a woman just blocks away. The robberies took place minutes apart as the victims walked on Pennsylvania Avenue.
Then it is believed the suspects went into South Carolina, where they pulled into the front of Club Karma in Hardeeville, and robbed a Statesboro man that was outside the club near the front steps.
The man was shot multiple times and sustained a life threatening injury. He was transported to Memorial University medical Center, where he was listed in stable condition.
WILLIAMS and the 16-year-old juvenile are in custody after they wrecked their car attempting to get away from police. After a short foot pursuit, two of the three suspects were apprehended. WILLIAMS is in the Chatham County Detention Center, the juvenile is currently in the Regional Youth Detention Center.
The juvenile is facing adult charges of armed robbery and attempted murder in South Carolina, he is charged with theft by receiving stolen property in Georgia. This is an ongoing investigation and additional charges could apply.
Anyone with additional 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.