Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Would-be victim and bystander capture robber
By Jim Morekis
on Wed, Jan 13, 2016 at 6:13 PM
"The male victim was delivering a pizza in the area and asked the suspect if he had placed the order. The suspect replied that he had and asked the victim if he had change for a $50 bill," police report.
"At that time, the suspect aimed a black bag shaped like a handgun at the victim and demanded his money. The victim left the pizzas, fled to the passenger side of an oncoming vehicle, and asked the driver for help," police say.
"As the suspect left the area with the two pizzas, the victim noticed the bag was tied around the suspect’s arm. The victim then chased the subject into a nearby yard where a fight ensued. During the altercation, the suspect attempted to stab the victim in the face. The victim and a bystander held the suspect down until Metro officers arrived on scene," police say.
The suspect was transported to Memorial University Medical Center where he was treated for minor injuries.
Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police arrested Richard McGriff, 39, at about 8 p.m., Jan. 12, near the 200 block of West 38th Street following an armed robbery and aggravated battery.