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Crime Stoppers January 8: Armed robbery at Graysville gas station; Armed robbery at Cahaba Heights bank

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GRAYSVILLE ARMED ROBBERY:

December 17, 2012, around 12:30 am a suspect, whose picture is posted to the right of this story, walked into the Kangaroo Express on 1050 South Main Street in Graysville.

"He starts waving a gun, points it at the clerks head and says 'This is a robbery,'" said Jefferson County detective Sgt. Brian Allison. "We just need to hear from you before this guy takes it a step further and ends up hurting somebody."

He robbed the clerk and two other customers taking money, cigarettes, a knife, and cell phones.

"The fact is that he not only robbed the store but also two customers inside," added Sgt. Allison. "It's only a matter of time before this individual gets violent."

CAHABA HEIGHTS BANK ROBBERY:

Detectives need your help identifying the suspect who authorities said robbed the National Bank of Commerce in Cahaba Heights January 3 around 4 pm. The suspects picture and vehicle he left in are posted to the right of this story.

That day, the suspect walked inside and handed the bank teller a note.

"He old her she was being robbed," said Birmingham detective Pat Green. "At which time he stated 'Give me the $100's the $50's and the $20's."

Then, he counted down from ten and left with more than $5,000.

"As he entered the bank, he actually told the teller that he had just lost everything," Green added. "So when this money is gone, he's going to be looking for another location to hit whether it's a bank or a store."

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.crimestoppersmetroal.com 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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