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Burglars strike Birmingham men's store

Birmingham police are investigating a brazen burglary that occurred early Tuesday, April 13, near Maple and Old Woodward, in the city’s downtown area, where thieves stole approximately $50,000 of clothing during a middle of the night hit.


Officers responded about 12:50 a.m. to Revive, 200 W. Maple Road, for the report of a breaking and entering in progress. Police said the front door of the men’s clothing store had been shattered and a large amount of clothing had been stolen.


Police said witnesses reported a black Dodge Durango pulled up to the front of the store and parked facing east. Three men exited the SUV while another remained in the driver’s seat. Once outside, one of the men struck the display window with an ax, but was unable to break it. The man then hit the door, shattering the glass. The men entered the store, making several trips inside, taking large amounts of clothing before exiting and leaving. They were last seen headed west on Maple, toward Southfield Road.


Word from the owner of Revive is that the thieves stole approximately $50,000 worth of merchandise.


Police said two of the men were described as wearing black or blue jeans, dark jackets and gloves. A third man was heavy-set, wearing gray sweatpants, a dark hoodie and gloves. Witnesses were unable to describe the fourth person.


Investigators were unable to collect any DNA or fingerprint evidence, due to the suspects wearing gloves.


Birmingham police said the door was boarded up and officers are working with the owner.

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