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      Crime Stoppers October 22: ATM theft; Cell phone repair shop burglary

      Suspects in ATM theft


      Crime Stoppers hopes you've heard about an ATM theft that happened at a gas station on the 1300 block of Bessemer Road August 23 around 3 a.m.

      Although the pictures are grainy, photos of the suspects and vehicle used in the burglary are posted to the right of this story. Detectives believe the vehicle is a blue Ford F-150.

      Police say the trio pulled up the gas station and pulled the ATM out of the store through a chain on the back of their truck.

      Also, a similar ATM theft recently occurred in the{}Bessemer area, so if you have any information on the cases, contact Crime Stoppers immediately. Detectives aren't sure if the pair are related.


      Detectives also need your help identifying a suspect wanted for breaking into a Homewood{}cell phone repair shop September 9 on State Farm Parkway around 1 a.m. The{}suspect's picture is posted to the right of this story.

      He's wanted for taking between 15-25{}phones from the store. The suspect{}also{}left with a cash till and{}receipt printer, but the items{}were found the next day on West Oxmoor Rd.{}{}


      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.