Three men are in custody after police say they tried to rob a pedestrian in downtown Savannah. A police officer spotted the crime taking place and notified other officers and described the car the men were in. Police watched as the driver lost control of the car and slammed into a utility pole on Whitaker Street near Gaston.
All three suspects got out and ran, but police were already in the area, and after short foot chases, the suspects were arrested. Police searched the car finding open alcohol bottles, handcuffs, a car tag, and other items.
The victim was near State Street about 1am this morning when she tells police one of the men held something to her head, telling her it was a gun and demanded her money. The men tried to get away when they spotted police. All three were taken to be questioned and a variety of charges are pending against them this morning.