SCMPD searching for alleged church larcenist in Tatumville

SCMPD searching for alleged church larcenist in Tatumville

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department's Central Precinct investigators are searching for the man they believe stole an expensive camera from a church on March 6.

Officials say a deacon was taking pictures of members at a church located on the 500 block of Hamilton Court, where he left the camera unattended. When he returned, his $1,000 camera was missing.

Police say 26-year-old Ashton Gibbs, a paid musician at the church, was last seen near the camera and had also left the scene. Investigators learned the next day that Gibbs allegedly pawned the camera at a local pawn shop.

Gibbs is facing theft by taking and theft by conversion charges. He is described as a black male with a dark brown complexion, standing around 5'11" and weighing about 155 pounds.

Officials believe that Gibbs is currently in the Tatumville area on Adel Street, driving a red 4-door vehicle of an unknown make and model.

Anyone with any information on Gibbs' whereabouts are asked to 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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