Crime Stoppers February 26: Shooting, robbery; Mt. Olive armed robbery
BIRMINGHAM SHOOTING, ROBBERY:
"I don't think this was a crime of opportunity," said Birmingham Police Department Detective Pat Green.
Instead, police believe the crime was planned. It was January 14, and the victim in an armored vehicle pulled up to the Kangaroo Express on Bankhead Highway.
"Two masked gunman robbed and stole the vehicle," added Green.
They also shot the victim, ad the vehicle was later found on the 100 block of Cherry Avenue.
"We really need to get these guys off the streets as soon as possible," said Green.
If you know anything about the case, contact Crime Stoppers immediately.
MT. OLIVE ARMED ROBBERY:
Detectives also need your help identifying a suspect wanted for an armed robbery at a Mount Olive gas station. The suspect's picture is posted to the right of this story.
This is the second time in less than three months that the gas station has been targeted, and it's possible it's the same suspect.
"If this is indeed the same person, we need to make sure that we really do our job and get some tips from people because this guy needs to get off the street," said Jefferson County Sgt. Brian Allison. "We need to get this guy now before things get any worse."
February 1st shortly before 11 pm, the suspect rushed in, pointed a gun at two employees, and left with cash. Now police need your help identifying him.
TO PROVIDE A TIP ON EITHER CASE:
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.crimestoppersmetroal.com 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.