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5 charged in Southside car dealership burglary
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Two of three stolen cars have been recovered and five men have been arrested after the burglary of a Southside automobile dealership late Monday night.

Officers were called to Volvo of Savannah on the 8300 block of White Bluff Road about 11:38 p.m. after employees discovered the burglary. Taken were three customer-owned vehicles.

Nakeem Squila Antonio Sams, 19, of the 1500 block of East 52nd Street, was apprehended quickly in a foot pursuit by Central Precinct Patrol officers after he wrecked a 1995 Buick LaCrosse on the 100 block of East 64th Street.

Sams first identified himself as someone else before officers determined his true identity. He has been charged with theft by receiving stolen property, obstruction and providing a false name/address to police.

Four other men were arrested in foot pursuits after officers of the Central and Southside Precincts followed a stolen Volvo carrying three of them to Seiler and Waters avenues about noon Tuesday. The fourth arrestee was outside the car talking to the occupants and fled as well.

Police also discovered three weapons and illegal drugs along the routes the suspects ran and drugs on one of the suspects.

Arrested were Dominic Manwell Williams, 21; Jaquease Lamont Dunn, 19; and Raheen Yusell Kirkland, 18. Williams was charged with obstruction, Dunn with theft by receiving stolen property and Kirkland with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of tools to commit a crime and obstruction.

Hakeen Anthony Kelsey, 20, was standing outside the car. Police found he was wanted on forgery charges and charged him with obstruction as well.

Still missing is a gray 2007 Audi Q7 SUV.