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Hammer used to shatter window at gas station

A thief used a hammer to strike the window of the lower part of the front door of the Shell gas station at 33600 Woodward Avenue in Birmingham at 3:07 a.m. Monday, November 30, and steal bottles of liquor.


Around 6 a.m. that morning, Birmingham police officers were dispatched to the gas station to investigate a possible breaking and entering complaint. Upon arrival, officers spoke the manager at the Shell station who had just arrived for work. Officers noticed that the lower glass to the front door was fully broken inwards into the store, but they did not see any sign of blood or foreign objects. They then cleared the building and found nothing out of place.


Officers checked all of the registers and safes and determined none had been tampered with.


A witness came forward and reported that at approximately 3:07 a.m., an unknown individual carrying a hammer proceeded to strike the window to the front door, which caused the lower part of the window to shatter.


The suspect then entered the store and walked directly behind the counter where there is liquor shelving. After removing some liquor bottles, the suspect proceed to leave the store with the alcohol. He continued to walk south along the front of the store.


No vehicle was seen.


Birmingham police are investigating.

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