Arrest in robbery investigation
The Birmingham Police Department reports that detectives have obtained an arrest warrant in connection with a robbery investigation at the Best Convenience Store 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 about the case to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office. After an assessment of the information, detectives obtained an arrest 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
(Media Release 215)
The Birmingham Police Department reports that detectives are conducting a robbery investigation. 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 entered the business and pointed a gun 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 sweatpants; he was armed with a gun.
If there is anyone with information about the suspect’s identity, 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 sent to Crime Stoppers through the Birmingham Police Department’s mobile app. Just 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 offer a cash reward.
Please see the attached photo and video of the suspect in this investigation.