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      Crime Stoppers May 7: Jefferson County theft has deputies, business owner speaking out

      Closer look at the suspect.

      JEFFERSON COUNTY AUTOMOTIVE BUSINESS THEFT:

      Crime Stoppers needs your help identifying the suspect wanted for stealing a catalytic converter from a vehicle parked at Franklin Automotive on Acton Road.

      It happened April 28, and pictures of the suspect and his vehicle are posted to the right of this story.

      The same weekend the theft occurred, a construction trailer was broken into on the property, and detectives believe the same suspect could be responsible.

      In addition to a Crime Stoppers reward, the business owner is offering a reward. If you know anything about this case, contact Crime Stoppers immediately.

      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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