Savannah-Chatham Metro Police seek assistance in identifying a man who robbed a Parker's convenience store on Abercorn Street on Memorial Day. The man donned a "Venom" mask (a Spiderman villain) before robbing the store.

Witnesses saw a light-skinned black male about 5'10" loitering around the store before it was robbed. He pulled out the Venom mask as he entered the store, put it on, and showed a gun to the clerk before demanding money. As he left the scene, he took the mask off. Witnesses saw him flee south toward Spanish Villa Apartments.

Police would also like to speak with a man by the name of "Gregory" who was in the area at the time. He was wearing red shorts and a black t-shirt and witnesses say he followed the suspect after the robbery.

Contact Robbery Detectives at 912-651-6694, or call CrimeStoppers at 912-234-2020, or text to CRIMES (274637) and in the body of the text type CStop2020 and the tip. Tipsters may remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward.

 -- Police were called to an East Gwinnett Street residence for a possible domestic dispute. A woman at the scene said her friend had spent the night at her house, and when she woke up, she saw that her keys weren't in their usual spot.

The woman asked the man about the keys. He denied having them at first, then admitted he took them, although he said he "didn't mean to."

When she learned the man had lied, the woman asked him to leave the premises. The man refused to go, and pushed the woman and grabbed at her clothing.

The two began to struggle in earnest and fell, with the man landing on top of the woman. He held her down and punched her in the head.

The woman's five children were present and witnessed the fight. When the man hit their mother, some of them began hitting the man with a house plant they pulled out of a vase.

A friend who was visiting the woman tried to pull the man off her. She told one of the children to get the phone and call 911. The man fled the scene, leaving his pants behind.

 -- An officer observed a van pull into a construction area at Terrell Mill Road and Live Oak Way. The van stopped in front of a lot where there was a blue container and a red container, each about 30 feet long.

A man and woman got out and began loading equipment into the van. The officer stopped and asked them if the equipment was theirs.

The man told him he was working on a house around the corner. The officer asked him for his driver's license, and the man said he didn't have one. He was arrested for driving unlicensed.



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Jim Morekis

Jim Morekis

A native Savannahian, Jim has been editor-in-chief of Connect Savannah for ten years. The University of Georgia graduate is also a travel writer, authoring regional guides in the Moon handbook series... more

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