Crime & Public Safety

Have you seen this man? Savannah police search for sexual assault, kidnapping suspect

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police detectives are asking the public for help identifying the suspect who allegedly kidnapped and assaulted a young girl this week.

According to a SCMPD news release, the girl was taken against her will to an abandoned property on the 1000 block of Cubbedge Street, where she was assaulted around 4 p.m. Monday.

Police describe the suspect as a tall, chubby, middle-aged male with short, curly, gray hair and a large stomach. During the incident he wore a white shirt, black Dickies-brand pants and visible plaid boxer shorts. He was last seen running from the scene toward Gwinnett Street. He was armed, according to police.

Police produced a sketch of the suspect.

Anyone with knowledge of this incident or the suspect’s identity should contact the department’s tip line at (912) 525-3124.

Mandy Matney: 843-706-8147, @MandyMatney