MAN SHOT IN REPORTED ROBBERY

SAVANNAH, GA. (October 2, 2013): Violent Crimes detectives from the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department are investigating the reported shooting and robbery of a Savannah man this afternoon.

Robert Ward, 26, of the 1300 block of East 57th Street escaped serious injury and refused emergency medical treatment after the 12:02 p.m. incident in the Sunset Park neighborhood of east Savannah.

The victim told responding Islands Precinct patrol officers that he was in the driveway when two males approached, one armed with a handgun. He said he ran into the house and the gunman fired and followed him into the house and robbed him.

The suspects were described as black males; about 5-8 to 5-10, wearing blue jeans. One was one wearing a black shirt and the other a white shirt. The gunman in the white shirt had a very short afro haircut.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637). Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.

A confidential Tip Line also is open directly to investigators at (912) 525-3124.

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