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Gunpoint robbery of woman, daughter at home

A 52-year-old Birmingham woman and her daughter were robbed at gunpoint on the afternoon of Friday, July 16, at their home in the 1100 block of Derby, police said.

Birmingham police said the brazen midday robbery took place about 2:25 p.m. while the woman was unloading groceries. That was when a man first approached her and said he needed cash or jewelry.

“The suspect then followed the victim and her daughter into the opening of their residence, producing a handgun and threatening them,” police said. “The victim and suspect walked back to her vehicle where she provided the suspect with her credit card and PIN number.”

Witnesses told officers they heard a commotion and saw the victim give the man a credit card.

Birmingham police said the gunman left in a beige SUV, turning northbound on Adams Road from Derby. The gunman was described as a black male, about 5-feet, 11-inches tall with a medium build. The victim said the man had been seen walking in the area previously.

Birmingham police said the incident is under investigation.


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