SCMPD investigating downtown robberies, surveillance video released

Three robberies have occurred downtown between February 19 and February 24 that Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Department’s Robbery Unit is currently investigating. The first one took place at 8:30 p.m. on February 19th, a couple was walking in Washington Square when a suspect approached them with a firearm and robbed the couple. The suspect was described as a black male with a dark complexion wearing a black skull cap and all black clothing,

The second robbery occurred at 8 p.m., a couple was outside a restaurant on River Street where they too were approached by a suspect. The suspect proceeded to snatch the male victim’s wallet and ran east on Factor’s Walk. They described the suspect as a 5’8″ black male with short twist styled hair, wearing a black t-shirt with black and white checkered pants.

The thirst and most recent robbery occurred a little after 2 a.m. on February 24, Metro police responded to an armed robbery alert on East Bay Street. The suspect approached two people and started a conversation with them. The suspect then presented a firearm and robbed the two victims of cell phones, wallet, and keys. They described the suspect as a black male with a light complexion and mustache, no older than 30 wearing a black hoodie and dark pants.

According to the news release sent by Darnisha Green, detectives are investigating if the robberies are linked and to identify any of the suspects. Anyone with information is encouraged to call CrimeStoppers at (912)234-2020 or text  CRIMES (274637) using the keyword CSTOP2020. Tipsters can remain anonymous and could qualify for a cash reward. A confidential tip line directly to investigators is also opened at (912)525-3124.

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