Armed robbery suspect in custody after hours-long manhunt along I-65
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - UPDATE: Hoover Police obtained arrest warrants against the man they said robbed the Galleria Woods Chevron 2:57 a.m. on Tuesday, October 12.
The Hoover 911 center received a call of an armed robbery at 2963 John Hawkins Parkway. The store clerk stated that a man wearing a mask walked into the store and robbed him at gunpoint. After exiting the store, the suspect was seen driving away in a dark colored SUV.
That information was broadcast to surrounding agencies and a Vestavia Hills PD officer spotted a vehicle matching that description on Columbiana Road at 3:12 A.M. The officer stopped the vehicle however, the SUV fled the traffic stop and a pursuit ensued.
Officers located the vehicle unoccupied in the Hickory Knolls Apartment complex. Officers said at 5:56 a.m., they spotted the suspect walking on I-65, near exit 252. The man ran, but was later captured near Royal Automotive.
Henry Sirnard Russell was arrested and taken to the Hoover City Jail.
The following warrants were obtained:
- Robbery 1st degree - $60,000.00 bond
- Certain Persons Forbidden to Possess a Pistol - $15,000.00 bond
ORIGINAL: A man suspected of robbing a Hoover gas station store clerk early Tuesday morning is in custody after an hours-long manhunt along I-65.
Hoover Police, say they responded to an armed robbery at the Galleria Woods Chevron on John Hawkins Parkway around 3:00 a.m. The suspect fled the scene.
Surrounding agencies were notified of the vehicle description and Vestavia Police located the suspect and attempted to make a stop. The suspect did not stop and instead abandoned the vehicle in the parking lot of an apartment complex near Hwy 31 and I-65.
At least a dozen police cars lined I-65 along the Lakeshore exit around 4:00 a.m. as officials set up a perimeter and continued the search.
The suspect continued on foot until he was caught behind a car dealership along Hwy 31.
No injuries have been reported.
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