News Release 219 – Arrest made in connection with robbery investigation – Pearson Avenue

Arrest made in connection with a robbery investigation

The Birmingham Police Department reports that detectives have obtained a warrant for their arrest in connection with an investigation into a robbery at the Best Convenience Store located at 1744 Pearson Avenue Southwest. The theft took place on Sunday, October 23, 2022

The suspect has been identified as:

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

Birmingham Police detectives presented information about the case to the Jefferson County Prosecutor’s Office. After an assessment of the information, detectives obtained a warrant for robbery 1st Diploma.

Derrick Hardy has been arrested in Birmingham. Derrick Hardy is currently being held at the Jefferson County Jail under $60,000.

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News Release 219 – Arrest made in connection with robbery investigation – Pearson Avenue

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Robbery investigation

(Press Release 215)

The Birmingham Police Department reports that detectives are investigating a robbery. Detectives are asking for the public’s help 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 allegedly walked into the business and pointed a handgun at the store associate; he stole goods from the trade 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 sweatpants; he was armed with a handgun.

If anyone has information about the identity of the suspect, we ask them to

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

Anonymous information may also be submitted to Crime Stoppers through the Birmingham Police Service mobile app. Simply download the app and submit a tip. Updates will be provided as information becomes available. If tipping Crime Stoppers leads to an arrest, Crime Stoppers will offer a cash reward.

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

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