SCMPD seeking car theft suspect

SCMPD seeking car theft suspect

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Metro Police have obtained surveillance images and are asking for the public's help in locating a suspect linked to two auto thefts on Dec. 4.

Officers responded to the Walmart on the 6000 block of Ogeechee Road, around 4:30 p.m., after reports of a vehicle theft. Surveillance showed the victim inadvertently leaving the keys to their 2014 Nissan Altima at the self-checkout counter. Shortly after, the suspect grabbed the keys and took off in a white 2008 Chevy Impala.

The Impala was reported stolen from the 1100 block of Mohawk Street, around 6:30 a.m. on the same day. Sometime between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., the Nissan was stolen from the store's parking lot, and remains missing. Police have since recovered the Chevy.

Police say the suspect is described as a black male in his mid-20's, with a dark complexion and a goatee. He is around 5'9" and weighs about 160 pounds.

Anyone with information on this case should call CrimeStoppers at 912.234.2020, or text CRIMES (274637) using the keyword CSTOP2020. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.

A confidential tip line also is open directly to investigators at 912.525.3124.

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