SAVANNAH, GA. (November 9, 2017): With the help of numerous citizens, Metro officers were able to quickly capture five juveniles who stole a vehicle from a residence on Gordonston Avenue and wrecked it Nov. 8.

At about 9:45 a.m., a victim reported that he was approached by three juveniles while working in his yard. They inquired about helping him, which he declined. Soon after, the victim received a call from a neighbor stating that two juveniles drove off with the victim’s vehicle. The vehicle stopped shortly to pick up the remaining three juveniles, then continued.

A few hours later, a citizen called police to report a vehicle that was driving recklessly in the 1900 block of E Montgomery Cross Roads, which matched the description of the victim’s vehicle. While handling that call, another citizen called in to report a vehicle that lost control, blew a tire and had a group of juveniles jump out and flee.

Finally, a third citizen called to report juveniles being in the backyard of a residence on Heather Wood Drive.

Due to the citizens’ calls, Metro officers were able to quickly locate the vehicle and detain all five juveniles. The group of juveniles consisted of two 16-year-olds and three 15-year-olds.

“We could not have wrapped up this case so quickly without the help of the citizens who called,” said Islands Precinct Captain Ashley Brown. “ This is a great example of what we can accomplish when the community and officers work together.”