Three men were charged in the robbery of of the Wells Fargo Bank branch on the 3500 block of West Bay Street last Friday morning, only two days after another Wells Fargo on the Westside was also robbed.
Charged with armed robbery were Brandon Williams, 24, John D. Simmons, 20, and Jarrod M. Johnson, 27, after an investigation by Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police and FBI agents led to a house on 5th Street in Garden City where they were hiding after the robbery.
At 9:40 a.m., two of the men armed with hand guns went into the bank and robbed it of cash. They fled in different directions.
A contingent of patrol, crime suppression units, detectives and precinct commanders from West Chatham, Islands and Downtown precincts, along with canine, aviation and violent crimes detectives as well as FBI agents and Garden City officers saturated the area. On the premises of the house identified by the investigation, police found items from the robbery, including guns, masks and cash.
Two days prior, the FBI and Savannah-Chatham Police began investigating the robbery of a Wells Fargo Bank branch in the 3500 block of Ogeechee Road yesterday.
A gunman entered the branch just before 4 p.m., "pointed a silver automatic handgun at bank employees and demanded money," say police. "He left with cash in a white plastic bag with a red drawstring that he had brought with him and drove away in a gold Toyota Camry."
The Camry was found abandoned behind a house in the Liberty City area of west Savannah where the gunman entered a white sedan with another black male and drove away.
The gunman is described as a very slender black male, 6-2 to 6-3 in his mid to late-20s. He had long twisties in his hair and had a medium complexion.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637).
• Police have issued a warning to residents approached by salespeople going door-to-door selling security systems.
Several residents in Ardsley Park have reported people knocking on doors offering security systems valued as high as $1,500 free in return for the recipients allowing themselves to be used as advertising.
Police have found no area security system companies that market their items in such a manner.
They also warn residents that "any sales person coming to their door must be able to show a permit from the city to do so. A logo on a shirt should not be accepted as evidence of authenticity."
• Police are investigating the shooting death of 27-year-old Achmed Kiwaan Williams.
Williams was sitting on the front porch of a house in the 1900 block of East 54th Street when "he was approached by at least one gunman and was shot multiple times," according to police.
He was pronounced dead at Memorial University Medical Center.
Williams had a long record with SCMPD extending to 2004 including violent crimes. In 2008 he was considered "Savannah's Most Wanted" criminal for a murder case in which he was indicted for killing his little brother.
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