Saturday, February 6, 2016

Walmart shoplifter leads police on chase into downtown; car crashes in Greene Square

Posted By on Sat, Feb 6, 2016 at 10:31 AM

Detectives of Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department seek to identify and locate a suspect linked to a Wilmington Island shoplifting and downtown Savannah vehicular accident Wednesday night.

"Metro officers responded to Walmart on the 4000 block of East US Highway 80 after reports of a male shoplifter seen leaving the scene in a white Dodge Charger," police say.

"Shortly after, a Metro officer spotted a vehicle matching that description traveling westbound on President Street near Pennsylvania Avenue. The vehicle fled at a high rate of speed as the officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop near Harry S. Truman Parkway," police say.

"The officer then discontinued further pursuit of the vehicle. The suspect continued westbound until losing control of his vehicle, then crashing into Greene Square at the intersection of President and Houston streets."

Property damage to the square was reported. No injuries were reported, police say. The suspect fled on foot in an unknown direction.

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