Statesboro police are investigating three armed robbery incidents and one armed robbery attempt that occurred Wednesday, Statesboro Police Deputy Chief Rob Bryan said.
A victim was injured around 9:49 p.m. Wednesday at a location near Fleming and Wilton drives, where a suspect wielding a weapon that was neither a “gun or a knife” robbed them, he said.
The victim was treated for minor injuries by Bulloch County EMS. Additional details about the case were withheld due to the investigation being ongoing, he said Friday.
A few minutes later Wednesday night, just before 10 p.m., an Institute Street resident called for help, reporting an armed robbery attempt at The Lodge Apartments, with a suspect showing a gun, Bryan said. Nothing was taken and no injuries were reported.
Police are also investigating two armed robberies that occurred earlier Wednesday, in the early morning hours.
The incidents took place at College Walk and Cambridge-The Palms apartments, both located on Lanier Drive, which borders the Georgia Southern University campus.
Around 2 a.m., officers were called to a College Walk apartment, where victims said two black males bearing handguns held them at gunpoint.
Police were called out again at 4:10 a.m. to an armed robbery incident reported at Cambridge-The Palms apartments, she said.
The victims of these armed robberies described the suspects as two black males armed with handguns.
Bryan did not give descriptions for the suspects in the other two cases.
“At this time, detectives of the Statesboro Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Bureau investigating these incidents believe that the two (at College Walk and Cambridge/The Palms) are connected,” according to Statesboro Police Community Information Specialist Madison Bridges.
Bryan said each case is being investigated separately and it is yet to be determined whether all four incidents are connected.
Anyone with information concerning this case is asked to contact the Statesboro Police Department at (912) 764-9911; submit online anonymous tips at www.tipsoft.com or by sending the text “TPSSPD” followed by your message to 274637 (CRIMES). All information is confidential, Bridges said.
Herald reporter Holli Deal; Saxon may be reached at (912) 489-9414.