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Police search for suspect after high-speed chase, crash


Savannah-Chatham Metro police are searching for a suspect who ran after crashing a car in downtown Savannah.

It happened around 1:30 a.m. at MLK Blvd. and W Anderson St. Police say it all started with a robbery on DeRenne Ave. The victim of that robbery reported that a white car was involved. Police were able to locate the white car that the victim had described and then a pursuit began.

The car lead police on a high-speed chase that continued all the way to MLK Blvd. and West Anderson St. where police say the white car hit a van and then lost control and smacked into a tree right in front of Frazier Homes. The driver and a passenger jumped out and tried to run. There was a short foot chase and then police were able to take the driver into custody, however, they were not able to catch the passenger who got away on foot.

"The driver got out and ran, and after a short foot pursuit, we were able to take him into custody and are still looking for the passenger who was in the car. At this point, it's in the middle of the investigation and we don't know for sure if the car was tied to the robbery but we are looking into it now," said Julian Miller, Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Dept.

Police are actively searching a large crime scene area to find the suspect who remains on the loose. They are questioning the suspect that is in custody as well as possible witnesses in and around Frazier Homes who may have seen something.

At this time, police are not releasing a description of the suspect at large. They have not said if this was an armed robbery or not. No injuries were reported.

If you have any information reguarding this crime, you are asked to call SCMPD or CrimeStoppers at 912.234.2020.

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