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Suspect caught by two citizens after Savannah robbery

SAVANNAH — A suspect in a robbery is behind bars tonight thanks to the quick work of two men who witnessed the incident and chased him down.

According to the Savannah Police Dept., at about 10:30 a.m. Monday the suspect approached a woman near Drayton and Bryan streets, claimed he was armed, and took a bag she was carrying that contained cash. He then fled on Congress Street. 

Two men who heard the woman’s screams ran after the suspect and caught him in the area of Congress and Lincoln streets. They held him until police arrived. 

The suspect, Jeffrey Williams, was taken into custody and has been transported to the Chatham County Detention Center on charges of armed robbery. 

“The Savannah Police Department does not encourage citizens engaging with potentially armed suspects, but is appreciative of their assistance in today’s arrest,” Police Spokeswoman Bianca Johnson said.

All citizens who witness a potential crime are encouraged to call 911 immediately.

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