Sunday, April 3, 2016

Police investigate rash of armed robberies in Forsyth Park area

Posted By on Sun, Apr 3, 2016 at 2:37 PM

Detectives of Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department are investigating "two armed robberies in as many days in the Forsyth Park area, with suspects possibly linked to other recent incidents," police say.

Saturday, April 2, at about 9:30 p.m. "a man and woman were sitting in a heavily wooded area of the park when three suspects approached, brandished a gun and demanded the victim’s possessions," police say. "The victims complied. The suspects ran southwest through the park, with the victim’s belongings. No injuries were reported."

Also, Friday, April 1, at about 10:40 p.m. "Metro responded to reports of two suspects attempting to rob two females walking near the park on Tattnall Street. The suspects reportedly asked what time it was, displayed a gun, then demand the victim’s belongings. The victims refused. The suspects then fled toward MLK Boulevard. No injuries were reported. No property was taken," police say.

Suspects in both cases are described as black males, possibly in their teens, wearing dark colored clothing. One suspect may have short dreadlocks.

The nights of March 26 and March 27, robberies also were reported near Forsyth Park. In those cases, "suspects who closely matched descriptions given in the two recent incidents asked for the time before robbing victims at gunpoint," police say.

Anyone with information on these cases 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.
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