Crime Stoppers November 27: Armed robbery in Birmingham's Southside community

Suspect #2


Crime Stoppers needs your help{}locating two suspects wanted for an armed robbery in Birmingham's Southside community. They targeted a UAB student walking to a friend's apartment.

It happened Monday, November 5th around 7:40 pm on the corner of 15th Avenue South and 15th Street South. The suspects' pictures are posted to the right of this story.

Police said one of the suspects{}stole the victim's purse, and another one used her credit cards at two gas stations.{}One of the suspects attempted to use it at a nearby Hibbet Sports, but the credit card was declined.

"It's coming up on the Christmas holiday, and these guys know that people are going to be out there with credit cards and cash," said Birmingham Detective Pat Green. "They're going to be looking to cash in on some of these unsuspecting victims."

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 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.