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Lemar Robinson of Springfield was arrested by Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Department as a suspect to auto thefts in three counties, including Effingham. - photo by Photo provided

A suspect in a stolen auto case has been arrested for similar incidents in Savannah.

Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department officers apprehended Lemar Neil Robinson, 24, Monday night. According to SCMPD reports, dispatch received a call about a wanted person. The caller told police they recognized a suspect wanted for auto theft, and the suspect was in a stolen vehicle headed south on Ogeechee Road. The caller also told police the suspect was dressed as a woman.

A SCMPD located the vehicle within minutes. Robinson, from Springfield, was found at a gas station in the 6000 block of Ogeechee Road and was taken into custody without incident.

Robinson also is wanted by Effingham County authorities for an incident last month. According to Effingham County Sheriff’s Office reports, Robinson went to a used car lot in Springfield and asked to test drive a 1997 Saturn to check out the motor. When he was told he needed to leave another car as collateral, Robinson said they had to go to a nearby restaurant to get a key to the car.

Robinson then took off in the car and did not return.

“It came to our attention that he was doing the same thing in Chatham and Bulloch counties,” said ECSO spokesman Detective David Ehsanipoor. “We’ll have charges as well.”

Chatham County has charged Robinson with theft by conversion, theft by receiving, and numerous other traffic violations. Robinson was transported to the Chatham County Detention Center and is being held for the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office.