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      Crime Stoppers October 30: Pickpocketing spree spans Southeast



      Two suspects in a pickpocketing spree targeted a Birmingham man inside an elevator at Princeton Baptist Medical Center October 2nd. Both suspects, whose pictures are posted to the right of this story, stole the victim's credit cards and charged approximately $16,000.

      The men are also wanted in New York and Virginia.

      "One suspect claimed injury and fell to the floor, and as he fell to the floor, the victim reached in to help," said Birmingham Police Detective Patrick Green. "And as he reached into help, the second suspect pickpocketed him, taking his wallet and major credit cards."

      Police believe one of the suspect's name is 58-year-old James Edward Jackson. He's used several names during crimes including Michael Fletcher, James E. Jackson, James Jacob Jackson, Albert Jack Stevie, Mike Fleisher, James Jackson, James Edward Jackson, Jr., and Albert Stevie.

      "If we can{}locate one, I truly think we can get the other," said Detective Green.

      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 and 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.