Public relations officer Advanced Patrol Officer Justin Samples said about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday two men approached a man at Plantation Villas. One of the men brandished a hand gun and forced the victim to get into his own truck. They forced him to drive to an ATM in a futile attempt to get money. They then made the victim drive back to his own apartment at Freedom's Landing. While one of the men stayed with the victim the other tried to enter the apartment. Samples said the victim managed to escape and called police.
The two robbers are described as black males...one in dreadlocks and the other wearing a Chicago Bulls hat.
Police posted a picture of the man who tried to enter the apartment at Freedom's Landing. He is described as being 5'8" to 5'10" tall and weighs about 160 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes.
The public is asked to view the picture on their Facebook page. Anyone who can identify the man and with any other information about the armed robbery is asked to contact the Statesboro Police Department at 764-9911. You may also submit anonymous information online at www.tipsoft.com or text "TIPSSPD" along with your message to CRIMES (274637). Samples said all information will be kept strictly confidential.