SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Savannah-Chatham Metro's Robbery Unit is investigating after an aggravated battery was reported on Staley Avenue, just before 2 p.m. on Tuesday.
It happened at a home in the Tatemville neighborhood, near several churches and a daycare.
The victim, a 61-year-old male, and the suspect were in the victim's home when a physical altercation ensued, resulting in non-life threatening injuries to the victim. The suspect then ran outside of the home, where he fired a gun into the victim's vehicle and stole an undisclosed amount of money.
The victim was treated on scene.
It's been a busy week for police on this street, Tuesday's incident happened in the 1700 block of Staley Avenue. Just a mile down the street, two homes were burglarized within the past week.
"They pulled all these drawers, all down there," said Hattie Childs.
Childs was one of the victims.
"It's just sad how you work hard all your life and somebody tries to come in and take what you've got," said Childs.
The burglars broke into her house Friday night and stole jewelry and other personal items.
Childs has lived in this house, on this street, for 54 years now. She used to sit on her porch with her kids. Nowadays, she locks her doors and keeps her shutters closed.
"It used to be a quiet neighborhood, but now I don't know what happened. These young boys... they need to make them work. If they don't work, put them in jail," said Childs.
Tuesday's incident makes three in the one week on this street.
Investigators are searching for a slender black male with a light-brown complexion, possibly in his early to mid-20s, weighing around 165 pounds. Police say he was wearing a white t-shirt and gray sweatsuit at the time of the incident. He was last seen running away in an unknown direction.
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.