From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
VESTAVIA HILLS — A man has been arrested for allegedly robbing a convenience store in Vestavia Hills, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. Micah Davis, 18, confessed to committing the robbery on March 30.
Deputies responded to a report of a robbery at a convenience store at the 4900 block of Cahaba River Road after 4 a.m. When they arrived, deputies learned that a white male suspect went inside the store and drew a gun on the clerk, demanding money.
After he left, the suspect was seen getting inside the passenger side of the car that then fled the scene.
Video surveillance of the robbery was sent to the Metro Area Crime Center. Investigators at the center obtained a description of the suspect, as well as the vehicle, and a lookout was issued to law enforcement agencies.
On April 1, Hoover police stopped a car that matched the description from the video surveillance. The driver was detained after a gun was seen between the front passenger seat and the driver’s seat. Sheriff’s investigators were called to question the driver, later identified as Davis.
Davis confessed to the robbery, saying that he did so because he owed $2,000 for a drug debt. He was subsequently charged with robbery in the first degree and was taken to the Jefferson County Jail. His bond was set at $10,000.
The driver of the getaway vehicle for the robbery was also identified by investigators at the Metro Area Crime Center. An additional arrest and charges are expected in the case.
“This is exactly the kind of crime fighting cooperation and success we envisioned when we launched the Metro Area Crime Center,” said JeffCo Sheriff Mike Hale. “Working together we have the ability to solve crime much faster and more effectively. That’s just one component. We also have the ability to interrupt and deter. Intel led law enforcement is a powerful tool that allows every participating agency instant access to valuable information and analytics and all of our area will be safer because of it.”