Crime Stoppers November 20: Credit card fraud and armed robbery

Suspect in Birmingham armed robbery


Detectives need to know information on a woman responsible for credit card fraud.{}Police believe{}the suspect, whose picture is posted to the right of this story, targeted six victims.

"She used six different accounts that have six different names on them, but we only have video and have been able to identify one of the victims," said Sgt. Brian Allison.

The suspect used a copy of the victim's credit card at the WalMart in Trussville, a Walgreens drug store, and a Papa John's Pizza November 4th.

Sgt. Allison said the suspect transferred the credit card information from the victim's credit card to a blank card.


Crime Stoppers also needs your help solving an armed robbery that happened outside Bottletree, a Birmingham music venue, October 24th. A picture of one of the suspects is posted to the right of this story.

That evening around 8:40 pm, two women pulled up to the music venue. The suspects drove up behind them in what the victims described as a black Chevrolet Malibu or Lumina.

"The suspect went further and pulled a pistol and demanded her purse, and at that point, she gave it to him," said Detective Pat Green. "He also demanded the purse of her friend who was riding with her."

The suspects then drove to a nearby Chevron gas station, and police said the suspect posted to the right of this story used one of the victim's credit cards.

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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.