From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM — The search is on for a robber that attempted to stab a Family Dollar employee on Wednesday.
The Birmingham Police Department reported that detectives are conducting a robbery investigation into a robbery that took place on Feb. 20 at approximately 5:52 p.m.
Police said the suspect entered the Family Dollar store, located at 7330 First Avenue North, and was later observed by employees as he attempted to shoplift from the business. Once confronted by employees, he attempted to flee the business, but was locked inside. The suspect found a knife and attempted to stab an employee in an effort to get the keys to exit. The suspect was later able to exit without injury to the employees. The suspect left the scene in a maroon Chevrolet, HHR.
If there is anyone with information on the identity of the suspect, BPD requests that they contact BPD Robbery Detectives at (205) 254-1753 or remain anonymous by contacting Crime Stoppers at 254-7777.