Savannah-Chatham police arrest teen for Abercorn Street armed robbery

Savannah-Chatham police arrested a juvenile Thursday for the robber of a 70-year-old woman outside a southside Walmart on Oct. 9.

The 70-year-old victim was walking to her vehicle outside the store at 14030 Abercorn Street, about 5 p.m. Monday when the suspect approached her with a gun and demanded her keys and money, said police spokeswoman Bianca Johnson.

Two male shoppers heard the woman yell for help and chased after the suspect. SCMPD officers located the 16-year-old suspect hiding in a wooded area nearby. The teen was transported to RYDC on charges of armed robbery and cruelty to someone older than 65.

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