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Media Release 297

Robbery, Kidnapping and Sexual Assault Investigation Update

 The Birmingham Police Department reports that is in custody in connection with a robbery investigation.

At approximately 10:23 p.m. on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, the suspect kidnapped a female at gunpoint in the 1700 block of 11th Place South. The suspect forced the victim into her vehicle and drove to various locations attempting to withdraw money from the victim’s credit cards. The suspect also sexually assaulted the victim before letting her go. After the sexual assault, the suspect left in an unknown direction on foot.

the media release of the surveillance photo, investigators received information that led to the identity of the suspect. Upon obtaining warrants, investigators learned that the suspect was in the custody of the Jefferson County Jail on unrelated Failure to Appear and Robbery charges.

 The suspect has been identified as:

Tadarrius Luwaun Smith, B/M, 21 of Birmingham, Alabama. Investigators obtained warrants for Kidnapping, Theft of Property, Robbery and Sodomy.

 A mugshot photo of the suspect is attached.

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