Crime Stoppers December 24: Another dollar store robbed; tips needed


The Family Dollar in the Norwood community on the 3000 block of 12th Avenue North in Birmingham was robbed December 5 by a suspect, whose pictures are posted to the right of this story.

The suspect, wearing a hoodie and sweat pants, walked into the store pointing a gun. He threatened the employees, left with cash, and ran on foot. Police believe he could live in the area, because there no was no getaway car seen.

"Hopefully someone will take the initiative, step up to the plate, and give us a call here at Crime Stoppers so that we can help bring this case to a close," said Birmingham Detective Pat Green.

If that's you, contact Crime Stoppers now. There's no need to fear. You will remain anonymous.


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 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.