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      Crime Stoppers October 6: Police need to make sure case doesn't turn cold

      Reginald Robinson

      Detectives are looking for new leads as they continue to investigate a recent homicide. Reginald Robinson was stabbed at his Birmingham house less than two weeks ago. Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper understands people may not want to talk, but there is protection if you talk to the right people.

      From Chief Roper:

      "I'm Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper. This happened Monday, September 24th. 44-year old Reginald Robinson lost his life.{} We need to know who's responsible, so please tell us what you know.

      Robinson was found suffering from stab wounds that night. He was lying on the ground near the front porch of his home on the 600 block of 4th Court West. Robinson's girlfriend says they were at home when the suspect knocked on the front door. He called out Robinson's name. She believes her boyfriend must have known the suspect because he opened the door and spoke to him. Then she heard a scuffle outside. When she looked out, the suspect was on top of Robinson stabbing him.

      He was transported to UAB Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

      So here's what we need: Who is responsible for Robinson's death? I'm sure word has spread about who did it.

      We just need you to call Crime Stoppers. Tell us what you've heard. We will keep you anonymous, and Crime Stoppers cannot call you to court.

      With Crime Stoppers, I'm Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper."


      You can reach Crime Stoppers anytime at (205) 254-7777.

      Also, you can text 7777, along with your tip, to the word "CRIMES."{} Or if you prefer to send an encrypted tip online, go to{}www.birminghamcrimestoppers.org{}and click on the "submit an online tip" link.

      No matter which method you choose, you will remain anonymous.{} Each tipster receives a private code number.{} If an arrest is made based on an individual's tip, the tipster can use the code number to claim a cash reward.

      Crime Stoppers cannot call tipsters to testify in court.

      Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama is a partnership between local law enforcement, the Birmingham Business Alliance and ABC 33/40.{} Together, our goal is to make our community a safer place to live and work.