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      Crime Stoppers October 15: Customer's car stolen from dealership; Forestdale Taco Bell robbed

      Suspect's hat in armed robbery

      CUSTOMER'S CAR STOLEN FROM DEALERSHIP:

      A customer's vehicle was stolen from Town and Country Ford in Bessemer Oct. 9.{}Pictures of the suspect and the customer's car are posted to the right of this story.

      That morning around 10:15, the suspect walked into the collision center pretending to be a customer, according to police.

      "He told{}an employee{}inside that he wanted an estimate for his daughters car she had crashed," said Birmingham Detective Pat Green.

      Instead, he grabbed the customer's keys and left. The car, which is a 2007 silver Lincoln Town Car,{}has not been located. It's tag number is 2-5-F-7-9-N-3.

      If you have any information on{}the suspect or vehicle,{}contact Crime Stoppers immediately.

      FORESTDALE TACO BELL ROBBED:

      Detectives also need your help identifying a suspect wanted for robbing a Taco Bell on Forestdale Blvd. Oct. 7. Pictures of the suspect are posted to the right of this story.

      During the robbery, the suspect, wearing a New York Knicks hat and what appears to be a pink shirt underneath a hoodie, ordered the employees to get on the floor. He left with cash.

      If you can identify the suspect or have more information on the incident, then speak up. You will remain anonymous.

      TO PROVIDE A TIP ON THE CASES:

      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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