Crime Stoppers October 8: Puppies stolen; Birmingham woman robbed

Suspects in Birmingham robbery


Two pit bull puppies were stolen from a McCalla area{}residence on the 6300 block of Pocahontas Road April 18, and detectives need your help finding those responsible.

"The suspect pulled up the bottom part of the fence and released the dogs," said Sgt. Brian Allison. "He grabbed one pit bull and threw it in the back of the car."

He then grabbed a second puppy. Photos of the suspect{}and vehicle, a black Nissan Altima,{}are{}posted to the right of this story. Another suspect was inside the vehicle during the theft, but that suspect did not get out of the car.

In September, the suspect, seen driving the same vehicle, came back to the house. This time, the passenger, shown to the right wearing a brown shirt, got out of the vehicle. The homeowner was home and pointed a weapon at the pair. They drove away toward Eastern Valley Rd.

The house the suspects targeted had been burglarized twice prior to the puppies being stolen. The burglaries are unsolved.


A{}Birmingham woman was robbed outside her apartment on Highland Avenue September 29, and detectives hope you have the information to close the case.

After the robbery, the suspects, whose pictures are posted to the right of this story, attempted to use her credit card at the Shell Station on the 1100 block of Arkadelphia Rd.

"They were unsuccessful and didn't{}get money from the ATM, so both of them left," said Birmingham Detective Pat Green.

If you have any information on the suspects' identity or whereabouts, contact Crime Stoppers immediately.

"We have to{}get these guys off the street as soon as possible," added{}Green. "If we don't, someone else could get hurt."


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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.