Friday, September 18, 2015

Homeowners foil burglary near White Bluff; suspect in custody

Posted By on Fri, Sep 18, 2015 at 9:27 PM

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department’s Robbery Unit is investigating a residential burglary attempt that was interrupted by homeowners this morning.

"The burglary happened just before 10 a.m. on Seneca drive near White Bluff Road. One resident of the house was present as two male suspects tried to kick in the door," police say.

"A second resident returned home. One suspect fired a gun as the victims chased them away. No one was shot."

Savannah-Chatham County Public School System's STEM Academy was temporarily locked down as SCMPD's Southside Precinct patrol officers, Aviation Unit, Forensics and Chatham County Sheriff’s Office K-9s aided in the search.

Marcus Hayes, 21, was located and arrested on Valentine Drive. He is charged with aggravated assault and criminal attempted burglary.

"Hayes' accomplice remains at large, and is described as a black male, standing 5-7 to 5-9 and weighing 160. His shirt and pants were dark in color during the incident. The suspect was last seen traveling south on Atwood and Wesley," police say.

A Metro officer aiding in the search was bitten by a K-9. The officer was transported by SCMPD’s Eagle 1 to Memorial University Medical Center, where he was treated and released.  

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