Cellphones Taken at Cold Stone, YMCA
The following information was supplied by the Birmingham Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
The following is a roundup of recent Birmingham Police reports:
Two suspects nabbed in cellphone robbery at Cold Stone
Police are still looking for a cellphone stolen from a 17-year-old girl inside Cold Stone Creamery on Saturday evening.
According to police reports, the girl was talking on her cellphone inside Cold Stone when another youth, a boy, walked into the store and approached the girl. He then grabbed the cellphone and ran outside. Another boy, who was with the first suspect, also fled the business, reports said.
The girl spoke with a city Parking Enforcement officer outside, who then contacted other police officers via radio. According to reports, the two suspects were stopped and detained by officers at the corner of Townsend and Bates streets, and both boys were identified by the girl. They were released pending further investigation, as detectives believe a third suspect may be involved, reports said. The cellphone was not recovered.
Cellphone goes missing from coat pocket at gym
A cellphone was reported stolen from a coat pocket at the Birmingham Family YMCA between 4-5 p.m. Dec. 16, according to police reports. The phone’s owner left the phone in the pocket of a coat, which was hung up near the gym area. When the victim retrieved the coat around 5 p.m., the phone was missing, reports said.
Laptop goes missing from home
Police are investigating a potential larceny on the 1900 block of Bates. According to police reports, the homeowner has been at home recuperating from an accident and has been receiving care from a home medical company. Sometime between Dec. 14-15, the homeowner reported to police that a laptop computer had been taken from the home. Police were told that several employees from the medical company have been in the house, reports said.
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