BIRMINGHAM ROBBERY AND CARJACKING:
Crime Stoppers needs your help to solve a recent robbery and carjacking that occurred July 12 at a gas station on the 6800 block of 1st Avenue North.
Around 4:30 pm, the driver of a Ford truck drove up to the gas pump. While he sat in the truck, two black males approached him. One carried a gun and told the victim to give him his Ford F-150.
"It took both suspects a few minutes to talk the victim into giving up his car," said Detective Pat Green.
Then, the men got inside and drove away. Police found the truck a few blocks away, but the suspects got away with a compressor.
"Mom and pop car washes are opening up on every corner, and the compressor can be used for something like that," said Green. "Or it can be taken to a pawn shop."
If you have heard or seen anything that could help in the 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.
"If you fear that you're going to be revealed, it's not going to happen," Green added. "We're not in the business of divulging callers."
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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