From The Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM — Police are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect who shot a store employees during an armed robbery in Birmingham on Friday. The clerk sustained life-threatening injuries during the incident.
“Detectives are conducting a robbery investigation,” Sgt. Rodarius Mauldin said. “Investigators request assistance from the public in identifying the suspect in the robbery photos.”
The robbery occurred on Friday, October 30, 2020. At approximately 6:15 p.m., officers from the West Precinct responded to a robbery call at Metro PCS located at 800 Graymont Ave.
“Officers arrived and were met by the store clerk who sustained a gunshot wound to the chest,” Mauldin said.
Birmingham Fire and Rescue responded to the scene and the clerk was transported UAB Hospital with life threatening injuries.
“The preliminary investigation suggest the suspect entered the location and spoke with the employees behind the counter,” Mauldin said. “Once all of the customers exited the store, the suspect pulled a firearm and demanded U.S. currency. During the robbery, the suspect shot one of the employees and fled from the location on foot.”
If there is anyone who has information pertaining to the case, please contact the B.P.D. Robbery/Homicide Unit @ 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers @ 205 254-7777.