SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – A man accused of smashing open a jewelry case at the Oglethorpe Mall and taking watches inside has been arrested.
According to the Savannah Police Department, Terrell Walker, 24, was taken into custody on Friday thanks to a CrimeStoppers tip.
Walker has been charged with theft by taking, a felony, and a probation violation warrant.
SPD says on Aug. 17, the suspect went in a jewelry store in the mall and used a hammer to smash a case holding Rolex watches.
He apparently injured himself during the incident, leaving a trail of blood. The department also said Walker dropped his cell phone before he fled the scene.
“Detectives would like to thank the community for its assistance with this case,” SPD stated.
Original story, posted Sept. 18:
Savannah Police Southside Precinct detectives are still trying to track down a suspect who they say stole items from a jewelry store.
The suspect is 24-year-old Terrell Walker. He is a black male and is five feet, eight inches tall. He weighs 140 pounds and is known to frequent the area of the 10600 block of Abercorn Street.
On Aug. 17 at around 7:40 p.m., police say Walker went in a jewelry store inside of Oglethorpe Mall. They say he browsed the store, then smashed one of the cases with a hammer and took three Rolex watches. Walker ran from the store and was last seen getting in a white Volkswagen Sedan. The employees inside the store took off after him, but the driver sped away.
According to the incident report, the suspect was injured when he broke the glass and left a trail of blood on the ground leading out of the store. Police also say he dropped his cell phone.
Anyone with information on Walker’s whereabouts is asked to contact detectives at 912-525-3100 ext. 1234. Information can also be given to CrimeStoppers at 912-234-2020.