Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Police make arrest in failed drug transaction

Posted By on Wed, Feb 17, 2016 at 12:18 PM

Detectives from the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department investigated a failed drug transaction turned robbery at approximately 9 p.m., Feb. 16, near a restaurant in the 2700 block of Montgomery Street.

Lloyd Ramon Bellinger, 40, is charged with conspiracy to commit a drug sale of Percocet.

SCMPD patrol officers, K-9, and detectives responded to the scene in reference to a report of an armed robbery.

"Upon further investigation, detectives determined the robbery was the result of a failed drug transaction," says Sonny Cohrs of the SCMPD Public Affairs Office.

Bellinger reportedly robbed the female victim with a BB gun and fled the scene. Patrol officers later observed an individual matching the suspect’s description, who was later identified by a witness at the scene.

Anyone with more information on this case should call CrimeStoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637) using the keyword CSTOP2020. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.

A confidential tip line also is open directly to investigators at (912) 525-3124.
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