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3 charged in armed robbery on Skidaway Rd.

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Three Savannah men were taken into custody Wednesday morning after a car being pursued by Savannah-Chatham Metro Police crashed into a tree on East Victory Drive.

Police have charged David Johnson, 19, of the 3500 block of Skidaway Drive, Reginald Lorenzo Rivers, 20, of the 100 block of Alpine Drive, and Darnell Tawaun Moore, 20, of the 3300 block of April Street, with armed robbery.

Johnson and River were apprehended just before 3 a.m. after the maroon Nissan Altima the were in went out of control at Victory Drive and Harmon Street and crashed into a tree. One of the suspects was taken into custody outside the car. The other suspect tried to flee through yards and was taken into custody one block west on Victory Drive. Both suspects were transported to Memorial University Medical Center for evaluation of potential injuries from the crash and then arrested.

Police arrested Moore later at his residence after they identified him as the third suspect who ran from the scene.

Metro officers later searched the area and located a rifle in shrubbery in the 1800 block of Victory Drive and a revolver on the north side of Harmon Street.

According to police, the events began at about 2:20 a.m. when another man reported he had been robbed on the 4700 block of Skidaway Road by males who drove away in a maroon Altima. An Islands Precinct sergeant spotted the car leaving a gas station on Skidaway Road and attempted a traffic stop only to have the car speed away.

Police say the Altima attempted to enter the exit ramp on Truman Parkway, spun around and hit a Thunderbolt Police Department patrol car and a sign before speeding west on Victory, where it crashed. The robbery unit of the Criminal Investigation Division is continuing to investigate.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 912.234.2020, the confidential tip line at 912.525.3124, or text CRIMES (274637).

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