By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Supposed drug deal ends in armed robbery
Police seek 2 suspects
Statesboro Police Department patch

Police are looking for two men who reportedly robbed a would-be drug dealer who falsely claimed he had marijuana to sell.

The victim actually had no drugs, and when the two would-be customers discovered this, they robbed him at gunpoint of his wallet and cell phone, said Statesboro Police Community Information Specialist Madison Warren.

The robbery took place around 5:15 a.m. Monday at Southern Downs Apartments off Georgia Avenue, she said.

“Information put out by Georgia Southern University’s Eagle Alert system earlier (Monday) indicated that the incident occurred at a local business, The HangOut Bar & Grill, which is not correct,” read a statement on the Statesboro Police Department Facebook page. “This incident occurred at a residence …not at a business.

The victim apparently told two strangers he had marijuana to sell. But during a conversation about the pending deal, the two suspects learned the victim had no drugs, and decided to rob him instead, Warren said.

The victim did not provide a detailed description of the suspects except that they were black males, she said.

The victim was unharmed.

Anyone with information concerning this case is asked to contact the Statesboro Police Department at (912) 764-9911.

Anonymous tips may be made online at or by sending the text “TOPSSPD” followed by your message to 274637 (CRIMES). All information is strictly confidential, she said.



Sign up for the Herald's free e-newsletter