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FELON CHARGED IN DOWNTOWN ROBBERY

SAVANNAH, GA (January 23, 2015) Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police have charged a convicted felon with the armed robbery of a Savannah man in the downtown area Tuesday night.

Dennis Lamar White, 26, was arrested after Downtown Precinct Patrol officers and an off-duty officer working neighborhood patrols encountered a group of males after the 8:30 p.m. robbery at Habersham and Harris streets.

White was identified as the male who approached the 32-year-old victim as he was walking on Harris Street toward Habersham, pointed a gun at him and forced him to turn over cash. The victim got away when a car approached and the robber and an accomplice departed.

White has more than a dozen arrests by Savannah and Chatham County authorities and has served two prison sentences. He was released from Johnson State Prison in June of 2013 after serving 14 months of a five-year sentence for theft. This is his eighth arrest since that time.

Metro Robbery Unit detectives continue to investigate and search for the accomplice. 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.

A Tip Line also is open directly to investigators at (912) 525-3124 and most area clergy have agreed to serve as liaisons for anyone who would like to share information with police anonymously.
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Katie KruppaThanks for catching him2 days ago   ·  3
Allison Lange ConnorMy very sincere gratitude, too, SCMPD.2 days ago   ·  6
D Squared BarkerYou don't say2 days ago
Bobby HinelySome one needs to fix the revolving door on the prison.2 days ago   ·  2
Denise Moore FlojoThanks! My daughter and I rode by there on our bikes coming home at 9:05 that night so we are very grateful you caught him or who knows? I'm just waiting for an intended victim to surprise these thugs with their own gun. Hope it doesn't come to that!2 days ago   ·  1
James CarterSCMPD better keep up because high crime downtown is fastest way to loose the tourism money.2 days ago   ·  2
Sheryl SmithEighth arrest since release from prison? No bail2 days ago   ·  1
Edward Eric FletcherBye bye2 days ago
Jesse PattersonHe will just get back out !2 days ago   ·  1
Jessie VitaleeHe served 15 months of a 5 year sentence and has been arrested EIGHT times since then? WTH?? This is the kind of person the three strike rule was made for. What the hell is wrong with people (i.e. judges, prosecutors and the prison system). If you're gonna let anyone out, let the people who have petty drug charges and non-violent charges. Not people like this guy.2 days ago   ·  4
David Alexander KaplanGood job boys!!1 day ago
Jessie VitaleeThe police are doing their jobs. They have no control over who gets away with the crime through the court system.1 day ago   ·  1

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BURGER KING ROBBER SOUGHT

SAVANNAH, GA (January 23, 2015) Robbery detectives from, the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department are seeking help from the public in identifying a male who robbed the Burger King on MLK Boulevard on Monday and locating the SUV used in his getaway.

The black male, wearing a burgundy hooded sweatshirt and black basketball shorts, entered the restaurant on the 600 block of MLK about 9:30 p.m., produced a gun and forced a cashier to empty the cash drawer.

He left with another black male in a yellow, newer model Nissan Xterra. (See photo of similar vehicle.)

Anyone with information on the case 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.

A Tip Line also is open directly to investigators at (912) 525-3124 and most area clergy have agreed to serve as liaisons for anyone who would like to share information with police anonymously.
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Kristin Schlabsthat suv should be easy to spot!2 days ago   ·  1

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