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Media Release 219- Arrest Made in Robbery Investigation- Pearson Avenue

Arrest Made in Robbery Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department reports detectives have obtained a warrant for an arrest in connection to a robbery investigation at the Best Convenience Store located at 1744 Pearson Avenue Southwest. The robbery occurred on Sunday, October 23, 2022

The suspect has been identified as:

Derrick Hardy, (23), B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama.

Birmingham Police Detectives presented information on the case to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office. After an assessment of the information, detectives obtained a warrant for Robbery 1st Degree.

Derrick Hardy was arrested in Birmingham. Derrick Hardy is currently in the custody of the Jefferson County Jail under $60,000.

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Media Release 219- Arrest Made in Robbery Investigation- Pearson Avenue



Robbery Investigation

(Media Release 215)

The Birmingham Police Department reports detectives are conducting a robbery investigation. Detectives requests assistance from the public in identifying a suspect in the attached photo and video.

On Sunday, October 23, 2022, the Best Convenience Store (1744 Pearson Avenue Southwest) was robbed at gunpoint. The suspect reportedly walked into the business and pointed a handgun at the store associate; he stole merchandise from the business and then left on foot. No injuries were reported.

The suspect was described as a black male wearing a yellow shirt and black and white jogging pants; he was armed with a handgun.

If there is anyone with information on the identity of the suspect, we ask that they

contact BPD Robbery Detectives at 205-254-1753 or remain anonymous by contacting Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.

 Anonymous tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers through the Birmingham Police Department’s Mobile App. Simply download the app and submit a tip. Updates will be provided as information becomes available. If the tip to Crime Stoppers leads to an arrest, Crime Stoppers will provide a cash reward.

Please see the attached photo and video featuring the suspect in this investigation.