Center Point tobacco store robbery:
Police need your help identifying a suspect responsible for a robbery that happened May 5th at the Tobacco Express in Center Point. The suspect's picture is posted to the right of this story.
Shortly after 4 pm, the suspect on a red sports bike pulled into the side parking lot of the store and walked into the business. Wearing his helmet, he pulled out what appeared to be a small, semi-automatic handgun, demanded money, stole money from two different cash registers, and left. Authorities said he is a white male.
"There is nothing that should have stopped him from robbing the store itself or physically robbing the customer inside," said Sgt. Brian Allison. "This kind of person puts everybody he comes in contact with in danger."
Birmingham gas station robbery:
Police also need your help to solve an armed robbery that happened May 15th at a Chevron service station on the 100 block of Oporto-Madrid Blvd. South. The suspect's picture is posted to the right of this story.
Police said a black male walked into the gas station and passed the clerk a note that read, "Give me everything. It's not worth your life, and don't play."
The suspect pulled out a gun, went behind the counter, and robbed the store clerk. He then ordered the clerk to lay on the floor and left.
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.
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