Crime Stoppers June 25: Construction equipment theft; Irondale bank robbery

Southern Tool & Equipment Rental


Crime Stoppers needs your help locating a suspect wanted for renting{}construction equipment{}then selling it for around $9,000 to a person in Pell City. The suspect's name is Andre Arnez Hamilton, and his picture is posted to the right of this story.

Detectives said Hamilton rented{}a trailer and Bobcat{}from Southern Tool & Equipment Rental in Moody in March. The person who purchased the equipment returned it to authorities.

It's believed Hamilton may be in the Pell City area, Wilsonville, Harpersville or Vincent. If you know where he is, contact Crime Stoppers immediately. Detectives said he could be responsible for more cases.


Irondale police are hoping you can provide information in a bank robbery investigation that began in June 2012 at a Wells Fargo on Crestwood Boulevard.

"Thanks to the help of the FBI, we've been able to enhance the photos and the video from that bank robbery," said Irondale Detective Michael Mangina. "He hasn't hurt anyone that we know of, yet, but there's still that possibility, and I would say that he is a dangerous person and we need to get him off the streets.

If you have any information, you will remain anonymous. If your tip leads to an arrest, you're eligible for a cash reward.


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.