SAVANNAH, GA (February 25, 2017) –The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department’s Islands Precinct officers arrested a man after he broke into a home in the 2100 block of East 38th Street on Feb. 25.

Officers responded to the residence at approximately 8 a.m. after a passerby called police. The passerby was walking his dog and saw the suspect climbing through a window. The suspect took off on his bicycle before police arrived.  The passerby took a picture of the suspect as he fled with the stolen items in hand and gave it to responding officers.  Officers quickly found the suspect in the area.

The suspect, identified as Damon Pratt, 52, was arrested and charged with burglary. All items taken during the burglary were recovered.

Islands Precinct Commander Captain Cary Hill said, “Without the assistance taken by this brave citizen early this morning, this burglary would have been much harder to solve. We encourage citizens if they see something, say something. SCMPD doesn’t want citizens to put themselves in harm’s way, but we need their help to be additional eyes and ears in our community.  Public safety is a shared responsibility, and today’s event is a reminder of that. . This proactive citizen helped bring a burglar to justice.”