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Bank robberies galore 

FBI agents and Garden City Police detectives are investigating the robbery of the Savannah Bank branch at 100 Chatham Parkway last week.

A masked male armed with a silver and black handgun robbed the branch at Chatham Parkway and U.S. 80 about 10 a.m. before running from the bank.

Garden City and Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan officers saturated the area using K-9 dogs and Chatham County's police Helicopter Eagle 1.

He is described as a black male wearing a green cloth "do rag" on his head with a black and beige striped shirt and black shorts. He was carrying a black bag with a red lining when he ran behind the bank.

• The FBI has charged Kevin Obiuyi Edosomwan, 26, of Savannah, in connection with the July 11 robbery of a branch of Coastal Bank at 18 W. Bryan St.

Agents say Edosomwan handed the bank teller a note stating that he had a gun and demanding money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of money, the robber departed without further incident.

Officers from the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police, as well as FBI agents based in Savannah, saturated the area in search of the robber.

• Detectives are sorting out suspects and victims in a two-event incident downtown that left a homeless man in critical condition.

Officders responded to a traffic accident in the 500 block of West Oglethorpe Avenue about 1:12 p.m. to find Zebedee Legree, 60, unconscious on the sidewalk.

He had been struck by a green Lexus SUV driven by Rhett Manning, 31, of the 1600 block of Chevy Chase Road.

Witnesses told police Legree and another male had been running west in the eastbound lanes of Oglethorpe with the Lexus behind them being driven against the direction of traffic when the car ran over Legree. The other man ran from the scene.

Manning told police he had been flagged down by the two men who asked for money a few blocks away. When he attempted to give them money, one of the men grabbed his cash and the two men ran away and he pursued them. Legree was transported to Memorial University Medical Center with critical injuries.

• More charges have been filed against three adults and two juveniles arrested in an early-morning sweep in a Georgetown neighborhood July 3.

Malcolm Davis, 23, Daquan Wilson, 17, Jayquan Brown, 17, and two juveniles were taken into custody after residents worked with police to interrupt thefts from parked vehicles.

Officers and detectives recovered a stolen car, multiple credit cards and other items stolen from vehicles and a bicycle one suspect had stolen in an attempt to avoid capture.

Charges against Davis have been increased to 19 counts of entering auto, theft by receiving a stolen financial transaction card, conspiracy to commit a crime and theft of a bicycle he tried to use to outrun police. Wilson has been charged with 19 counts of entering auto and two counts of theft by taking financial transaction cards.

Brown, who originally lied to police about his name and age and claimed to be a juvenile, has been charged with felony false statements and writings, obstruction by providing false information and 19 counts of entering auto.

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The juveniles each now have been charged with 23 counts of entering auto.

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