SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – The Savannah Police Department (SPD) arrested two people in connection to a string of commercial armed robberies on Sunday.
SPD says on Sunday, between 1 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., officers responded to five reports of armed robberies at convenience stores.
During each incident, an older Black male entered the business, brandished a firearm, and demanded money. After the employees complied, the suspect fled the scene in an older model, silver sedan.
After the incidents, Criminal Investigation Division detectives and the Strategic Investigations Unit (SIU) began gathering intelligence on the suspect and vehicle. The investigation led SIU officers to attempt a traffic stop on the suspect vehicle later Sunday. The driver fled.
After a brief pursuit, the vehicle came to a stop at Fulmer Street and Loyola Drive. The vehicle’s occupants were detained and questioned. Anthony Hamilton, 59, and Cazmonea White, 21, were identified as suspects in connection to the incidents, and both were arrested.
Hamilton was charged with five counts of armed robbery and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and White was charged with four counts of party to a crime and possession of a controlled substance (crack).