From The Tribune staff reports
HOOVER — The Hoover Police Department arrested three teens on Sunday night following an armed robbery at the Crossroads at Greystone shopping center.
The department announced the news Monday afternoon that the three teens, Jacob Alan Evans, 19, of Birmingham; Darius Caronell Morrow, 18, of Helena; and Xavier Bellamy, 16, of Hoover, were arrested following a traffic stop on John Hawkins Parkway near Merchants Drive. Three suspects were brought to the Hoover City Jail on charges of first-degree robbery, first-degree theft of property and second-degree assault. The 16-year-old is to be tried as an adult.
3 Arrested in Sunday night robbery
Jacob Alan Evans, 19, Birmingham
Darius Caronell Morrow, 18, Helena
Xavier Bellamy, 16-charged as adult, Hoover
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— Hoover Police Dept (@HooverPD) June 22, 2020
Their arrests stem from a report of a robbery at around 10 p.m. at the Crossroads at Greystone shopping center. The victims in the robbery claimed that they were at the location to meet and sell vape cartridges to a social media acquaintance. While they waited, two males approached, one armed with a handgun.
The two males proceeded to attack one of the victims and one of the attackers then stole his car. The second suspect fled the scene in another vehicle.
The stolen car was recovered in a nearby parking lot. The injured victim was transported to Brookwood Freestanding ER by ambulance.
While detectives were interviewing the second victim, patrol officers located the suspect vehicle on John Hawkins Parkway near Merchants Drive and conducted a traffic stop. The three suspects were arrested and brought to the Hoover City Jail. They are to be transferred to the Shelby County Jail.