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Savannah man charged by multiple agencies

Bernard Simmons Jr. (Source: SCMPD) Bernard Simmons Jr. (Source: SCMPD)

Charges are mounting against Bernard Simmons Jr. 20, of a W 54th St. address in Savannah, after his arrest by two different police agencies with warrants from a third.

Simmons was served with a warrant for armed robbery by a Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police robbery detective at the Chatham County Detention Center. Simmons had been arrested by Pooler Police last week.

On Monday, Simmons was served with a warrant for theft by receiving by a Metro Downtown Precinct detective when it was determined that the car he was driving during the robbery had been stolen.

Pooler Police had originally charged Simmons with theft by receiving, obstruction by fleeing and obstruction by resisting arrest.

Effingham County sheriff's deputies have also placed a hold on Simmons for charges of obstruction and failure to appear.

The robbery charges against Simmons stem from a Nov. 14 incident when a Savannah man reported four men in a blue Saturn stopped beside him while he was walking in west Savannah. According to the victim, two men got out of the car, pointed guns at him and robbed him of cash, his driver's license and cell phone. The robbery was one of several reported that day in which a car matching the description was used.

The car was reported stolen on Oct. 31 and  was found parked in the 1000 block of W 35th St. on Nov. 16.

Police are continuing to investigate potential connections to other crimes. Contact Crimestoppers at 912.234.2020 or text CRIMES (274637) with any information.

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