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Driver in gold store robbery charged with murder

Anthony Threatt Robinson (Source: SCMPD) Anthony Threatt Robinson (Source: SCMPD)
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

A man accused of speeding away from an armed robbery at a gold store and crashing the pickup truck has been charged with felony murder.

Savannah-Chatham Metro Police said that on Sept. 27, Anthony Threatt Robinson, 38, sped off in a truck with his accomplice Benjamin Lamar Carter, 35, who had been shot in a confrontation with an employee at the Coastal Gold Exchange in the 200 block of Eisenhower Drive.

Carter was found in the pickup with a gunshot wound. He was declared dead at Memorial University Medical Center.

After Robinson crashed the pickup truck into a house near East 46th and East Harmon streets, he ran and Central and  Southside Patrol officers caught up with him and took him into custody.

He was charged at the time with driving without a permit, fleeing to elude, failure to maintain lane, driving too fast for conditions, reckless driving, failure to notify after striking an object, failure to yield and obstruction.

"He was involved in activities that led to the death of someone. As such, he is somewhat responsible," SCMPD spokesman Julian Miller said.

SCMPD violent crimes detectives served Robinson a warrant on Thursday at the Chatham County Detention Center, where he was being held on other charges, according to police.

Detectives continue to investigate.

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