Savannah-Chatham Police are asking the public to help identify a man who robbed and sexually assaulted a woman Sunday morning. An artist's rendering of the suspect is being released.
The black male appearing to be in his 30s to 40s stood about 5-10 and was wearing a black jacket and black pants.
He approached a woman who was parking her car at Candler Hospital about 7:30 a.m., robbed her at gunpoint and then forced her to drive to an eastside location before releasing her.
Anyone with information on the identity or location of the suspect is asked to contact the Metro Robbery Unit at (912) 651-6694 or Special Victim's Unit at (912) 651-6742. Tipsters also may call Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637) using the keyword CSTOP2020. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.
• Detectives are searching for the suspect responsible for a residential vehicle theft tied to a Pooler purse snatching.
Just after 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 6, Metro responded to an auto theft at a residence near Bluegrass Lane and Woodchuck Hill Road. Officers observed no signs of forced entry. Further investigation revealed that earlier that day, a purse belonging to a resident of the house was reported stolen from a Pooler business. Among the purse's contents were its owner's driver's license and keys to the residence and the stolen vehicle.
About two hours later, the vehicle was discovered with a deflated tire at a gas station on the 4800 block of Ogeechee Road. The vehicle was returned to its owner.
Investigators believe the suspect is a black male in his late teens or early 20s. He has a short haircut that is faded on the sides.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637) using the keyword CSTOP2020. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.
• One Savannah man has died and a second has been charged with felony murder after an early morning shooting in east Savannah.
Fashad Kennedy, 20, of the 1300 block of East 60th Street was arrested by Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Violent Crimes detectives after the 2:14 a.m. shooting near the east end of Hawaii Avenue.
Rashaad Spann, 20, of the 100 block of Darling Street died at Memorial University Medical Center where he was transported after officers responding to a shooting call found him wounded in a car.
• Detectives have charged a 21-year-old Savannah man with the shooting of a man in the Victory Heights neighborhood Feb. 1.
King Jebrel Coney has been charged with aggravated assault in the shooting of Jakeem Bryant, 19, on the 2200 block of East 40th Street. His wounds were non-life threatening.
Bryant had arrived at Memorial University Medical Center about 5 p.m. for treatment of a gunshot wound shortly after Islands Precinct Patrol officers had been called to 40th Street to investigate shots being fired and two men chasing one another through the neighborhood.
Detectives filed the charges against Coney on Feb. 12. They continue to investigate the shooting.