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Media Release 34

Robbery Investigation

 The Birmingham Police Department reports that detectives are conducting a robbery investigation. Investigators request assistance from the public in identifying the suspect in the attached robbery video and photos.

At approximately 7:45 p.m. on Thursday, February 7, 2020, the suspect entered the Budget Inn located at 5101 Messer Airport Highway. Upon entering, the suspect walked to the counter and asked for room rates. The suspect began to fumble through his pockets just before he pulled a handgun and jumped over the counter. After jumping the counter he pointed the handgun at the clerk and demanded money from the register. The suspect managed to get money from the register but continued to demand more money while threatening to kill the clerk. The suspect also attempted to get money from the safe, but was unsuccessful. The suspect left the location on foot headed westbound. There were no injuries during the robbery.

 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. If the tip to Crime Stoppers leads to an arrest, Crime Stoppers will provide a cash reward.

 Surveillance video and photos of the suspect are attached.

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