Crime Stoppers May 15: Birmingham Bank robbery; Suspect wanted in Calera and Mountain Brook cases

Suspect in Birmingham bank robbery

Birmingham bank robbery:

On May 9th at the Compass Bank on Parkway East in Birmingham, a suspect walked into the bank and handed over a note that said he had a gun and was going to rob the bank teller.

The teller handed over an undetermined amount of cash and the suspect walked away. His picture is posted to the right of this story.{}

"There's a good chance that he may talk and tell a friend or someone may overhear him talking about it," said Birmingham Detective Pat Green. "That's probably going to be the only way we can chase this guy down."

If you know anything about this suspect or the bank robbery, send in your tips. All calls are anonymous, and if your tip leads to an arrest, detectives will give you a cash reward.

Calera and Mountain Brook burglaries:

Police also need your help catching a suspect responsible for stealing saws at a Calera business and foreign money at a Mountain Brook business.

The first incident at Glidewell Foundry in Calera happened April 3rd. The suspect, whose picture is posted to the right of this story, walked into the business, which was opened because workers were present, and stole two saws.{}

Authorities said two days later, he broke into a Mountain Brook business in English Village and stole foreign money. Both times, he was wearing a red jacket.{}

If you have heard or seen anything that could help in either case, call Crime Stoppers at the contact information listed below.{} Remember, all calls are anonymous.{} And if your tip leads to an arrest, detectives will give you a cash reward.

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 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.