B’ham police asking for help identifying suspect in carjackings

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Birmingham police need the public’s help finding a suspect involved in two carjackings.

The first carjacking happened around 1:45 a.m.

The victim tells Birmingham police he was sleeping in his car when a black male knocked on his window and asked for a ride.

The suspect, who was wearing military attire, said his car had a bad alternator.

Birmingham police spokesman Lt. Sean Edwards says the victim took the suspect to another location, where he got out and knocked on the door of a residence.

The suspect returned to the car and asked the man to take him to another location. The man said he couldn’t, but he could take the suspect back to where they were initially.

The suspect brandished a gun, told the man to get out of the car and drove off with his 2002, black, four-door Saturn.

The car was recovered in the 9400 block of Parkway East.

Another incident happened around 4:25 a.m.

The manager of a gas station on Parkway East took trash to the dumpster and was approached by the suspect, who stated he needed to borrow jumper cables.

Christian says the victim, a white male in his thirties, took the suspect to the other vehicle. The two got out of the car and the victim raised the car’s hood.

When he turned around, the suspect, described as a black male in his twenties, pointed a gun at the man, took his money, cell phone and drove off with his silver 2009 Pontiac G6.

Anyone with information on the identity of the suspect should call the Birmingham Police Department at (205) 254-1753.

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