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Crime Stoppers April 24: Higher reward offered for tips in robberies

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ST. CLAIR COUNTY ROBBERIES:

Authorities need your help identifying a suspect responsible for a Springville and Leeds robbery. His picture is posted to the right of this story.

Police said the suspect robbed the Landmark Credit Union in Springville April 11th and walked away with more than $15,000. Witnesses believe he left in a small, 4-door vehicle.

"He had come in about 2 weeks earlier asking to open a checking account, but the teller had told him you can't open one without an Alabama license," said Sgt. Brian Allison. "He said he had a Georgia license and was in the process of getting an Alabama license."

Police said the suspect also robbed a Leeds payday loan company less than a month earlier. 

In addition to a Crime Stoppers reward, the credit union is offering a $5,000 reward. 

BIRMINGHAM ROBBERY: 

Police need your help identifying two suspects who robbed two victims at gunpoint April 20 around 2 pm on Indian Summer Drive.

The first suspect, armed with a chrome semi-automatic hand gun, attacked the homeowner on his front porch and stole his wallet. 

The second suspect, armed with a black semi-automatic hand gun, chased the second victim and demanded money. He left with the victim's iPhone4. 

Witnesses said the suspects left in a vehicle resembling a blue Nissan Altima. 

If you have heard or seen anything that could help in either case, call Crime Stoppers at the contact information listed below.  Remember, all calls are anonymous.  And if your tip leads to an arrest, detectives will give you a cash reward.

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 www.birminghamcrimestoppers.org 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.