Arrest made in Brewer’s Sports Bar & Grill robbery, shooting case

Arrest made in Brewer’s Sports Bar & Grill robbery, shooting case
Anthony Raife (Source: Chatham County Police Department)

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - UPDATE - (September 27) – The Chatham County Police Department has made an arrest in an armed robbery and shooting at Brewer’s Sports Bar & Grill.

According to the Chatham County Police Department, officers arrested 24-year-old Anthony Raife and charged him with armed robbery and aggravated assault.

The investigation into this case is ongoing.

A new $5,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of the suspects responsible for a robbery and shooting at a Chatham County sports bar back in March.

Chatham County Police say one man was wounded during the incident on March 24 at the Brewer’s Sports Bar & Grill on Ogeechee Road. They say witnesses reported that two men entered the restaurant through the back door and demanded money. During the robbery, the victim was shot.

This $5,000 is in addition to the reward of $5,259 that was announced last week, which now brings the total reward in this case to $10,259.

“There’s been reward money going back to the 1800’s, so if this can give someone with information just that little bit of extra incentive, we’re going to do whatever we can to take advantage of that,” said Chief Jeff Hadley, CCPD.

Chief Hadley says they’re currently working what he calls strong, investigative leads - but right now, detectives are searching for information that can push the case to an arrest.

“You know, we’re just trying to keep awareness of the incident, keep it fresh in people’s minds, and if they have any credible information, or even information they think may not matter much to them, but it may matter a lot to us because we have other information to add to that."

Chief Hadley says it’s uncommon crime for the area, and the hope is someone knows or saw something and will come forward - especially with the added incentive becoming eligible to receive a $10,000 reward.

Detectives are still searching for the suspects.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Chatham County Police Department Tip Line at 912-650-6161.

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