From The Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM — The Birmingham Police Department (BPD) reports detectives are investigating a robbery and requesting assistance from the public in identifying a suspect.
According to the BPD, on Friday, Jan. 13, East Precinct officers were dispatched to a Robbery call at the Chevron Gas Station located at #16 64th Street North.
“They arrived on the scene when they learned an adult victim had been approached by an adult male (suspect),” Officer Truman Fitzgerald stated. “The suspect demanded money from the victim and then began to physically assault the victim.”
The suspect retrieved a handgun and struck the victim with the handgun.
“After assaulting the victim, the suspect fled the scene,” Fitzgerald stated. “The victim was injured during the assault.”
Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service responded to the scene to aid the victim.
Authorities ask anyone with information on the suspect’s identity to contact BPD Robbery Detectives at 205-254-1764 or remain anonymous by contacting Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.