Burglars hit Mobil station on 14 Mile Road
An alarm notifying the owner of the Mobil gas station at 200 E. 14 Mile Road in Birmingham on Tuesday, May 10, was initially disregarded by the owner, who later discovered the front door unsecured and the cash register lying on the floor.
At approximately 3 a.m., the owner of the Mobil station received a call from his alarm company advising him that an alarm activation was in progress. He instructed the alarm company not to contact the police and to disregard the alarm.
At around 4 a.m., upon arriving at the station, the owner notified an officer on patrol that he found the front door was unsecured and the cash registered was lying on the floor behind the counter.
The officer reported pry marks could be seen around the door frame.
Witnesses reported that around 2:52 a.m. a suspect vehicle was seen entering the gas station parking lot, and two suspects were seen working together to pry open the front door, eventually gaining entrance to the gas station. The two suspects were then seen removing the cash register drawer before exiting the gas station.
Suspect 1 is described as a thin black male wearing a gray winter hat, gray face mask, dark hooded sweatshirt, black pants with a red stripe, white shoes and black gloves.
Suspect 2 is described as a black male wearing a black winter hat, black face mask, dark hooded sweatshirt, dark pants and brown boots.
The same vehicle was later seen entering a parking lot on westbound 14 Mile Road.
Upon clearing the scene, police dispatchers advised officers that they had received notifications from other agencies who also had businesses broken into with matching vehicle and suspect descriptions.
Birmingham police report an investigation is ongoing.