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4 charged in rental car thefts

Gregory Cooper (Source: Chatham Co. Jail) Gregory Cooper (Source: Chatham Co. Jail)
Devontae Hinton (Source: Chatham Co. Jail) Devontae Hinton (Source: Chatham Co. Jail)
Joshua Myers (Source: Chatham Co. Jail) Joshua Myers (Source: Chatham Co. Jail)
Kendrick Deal (Source: Chatham Co. Jail) Kendrick Deal (Source: Chatham Co. Jail)
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Four Savannah men have been arrested and charged in connection with six cars stolen from a rental agency on Monday morning.

Police said thieves broke in and stole keys to all the cars on the lot Monday morning and took six cars from a Hertz in the 1800 block of Victory Drive.

Devontae Hinton, 19, Gregory Cooper, 17, were arrested just after 12 p.m. Monday after SCMPD K-9 tracked them to a house, where they were they were hiding underneath.  

Savannah-Chatham Metro Police K-9 tracked Hinton and Cooper. When they were told that a dog would be dispatched to get them if they did not surrender, both climbed from under the house. Keys to the abandoned car and other items were found under the house, according to SCMPD.

Savannah-Chatham Metro Police from all five precincts worked to recover five of the six stolen vehicles. An On-Star alert showed the car they were in had been in the Montgomery Crossroads area, according to SCMPD.

Undercover officers followed the car through all five precincts until it stopped in the West Henry Street lane in the 1200 block. Officers ran after the two suspects and secured the area until the K-9 officer arrived.

Kendrick Lamar Deal, 18, and Joshua Tamil Myers, 17, were taken into custody at Memorial Hospital on Tuesday morning.

An Islands Precinct Patrol officer spotted two stolen Ford Mustangs speeding near 59th and Cuba streets just after midnight. The officer followed the stolen Mustangs to the hospital, where an off-duty officer saw them park and exit the cars and go into the hospital, according to police.

Deal was charged with theft by receiving and obstruction by providing a false name when questioned.

Myers was charged with theft by receiving.

Hinton was charged with theft by receiving, obstruction of a law enforcement officer by fleeing.

Cooper was charged with possession of stolen property from an entering auto case in the Islands Precinct, with obstruction of a law enforcement officer by fleeing.

Islands patrol officers discovered two other stolen cars parked on East 37th and 38th streets on Monday morning.

Central Precinct detectives continue to investigate. They're searching for the sixth car, which is a blue 2011 Nissan Altima with Florida tag 399 LCM.

Those with information on the case is asked to call Crimestoppers at 912. 234.2020 or text CRIMES (274637). In the body type, include "CStop2020" plus the tip. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.


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