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Crime Stoppers August 20: Elderly woman threatened; Target targeted in July

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ELDERLY WOMAN THREATENED:

It was August 5 when an elderly woman's life was threatened. Around 6:30 pm, she was driving on Republic Road to visit her son in Forestdale. As she drove to the intersection of Brackett Loop, two black males in a dark sedan cut her off. One of the suspects got out of the car, asked for her purse, and threatened her life.

"He came up to her driver's side window and said, 'Give me your purse, or I'm going to blow your head off,'" said Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Brian Allison.

Later that evening, a man was spotted at Hibbett Sports and Foot Locker in Five Points West. His picture is posted to the right of this story.

Detectives said he used the victim's stolen credit cards and charged several thousand dollars.

"Not only do we have him with fraudulent use of a credit card, but we also feel very strongly that he is going to lead us and give us what we need to lead us to the people who were actually involved in the robbery itself," added Sgt. Allison.

If you know who he is, contact Crime Stoppers immediately at 205-254-7777.  

THREAT AT THE TARGET ON HIGHWAY 280:

Birmingham detectives need your help cracking a case that happened July 15 at the Target on Highway 280. A man and woman, whose pictures are posted to the right of this story, walked into the store and filled their shopping cart with two beach towels, a television and razor blades.

When they attempted to leave, loss prevention officers stopped them.

"At that point, the male suspect pulled a box cutter out of his pocket and threatened bodily harm," said Birmingham Detective Pat Green.

They left their items at the store and pulled out of the parking lot in a dark Isuzu Rodeo with a partial tag number of 1-C-8-5-p-5.

"We know it's a Jefferson county tag, so anybody who thinks they may have any clues or any ideas, don't hesitate to pick up the phone and give us a call," added Green.

TO PROVIDE A TIP ON THE CASES:

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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