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Metro police investigating armed robbery at Oglethorpe Mall

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Savannah-Chatham Metro Police are investigating an armed robbery near the Oglethorpe Mall on Wednesday.

At approximately 9:30 p.m., a 22-year-old female was attempting to enter her vehicle when she was approached by a black male who asked her for a lighter. The victim supplied the lighter before the suspect presented a gun and robbed her of her purse.

After the suspect fled on foot, the victim notified the mall security guard who called police.

The suspect is described as a dark-skinned male, standing 6 foot 1 inch tall and weighs approximately 160-165 pounds. He was last seen running eastbound toward Hodgson Memorial Drive.

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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