MOUNTAIN BROOK THEFT TURNS INTO SHOPPING SPREE:A Mountain Brook theft turned into a shopping spree for three May 6 after a woman's purse was stolen in her driveway. Detectives said a yard worker and two women are accused of using the stolen credit cards later that day. Two of the women are caught on camera at a Foot Locker on Bessemer Road. Their pictures are posted to the right of this story."These individuals hit three different shoe stores, including a Foot Locker, a Hibbett Sports, and a Payless Shoes, as well as a gas station on the west side of town," said Jefferson County Sgt. Brian Allison. "They charged up $700 on this victim's credit cards."If you have any information on who they are, contact Crime Stoppers now. You will remain anonymous, and you cannot be called to court to testify.TO PROVIDE A TIP ON THE 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.
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