Reward offered for information aboutrobbery at Opelika Chevrolet dealership
The Glynn Smith Chevrolet dealership in Opelika, Ala., has offered a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a suspect responsible for a recent theft at 600 Columbus Parkway, police said.
Sometime between midnight and 12:30 a.m. on Aug. 16, a thief removed the tires and rims from a 2008 Chevrolet Avalanche parked at the business. The items were valued at $2,600.
Anyone with information about the theft should call the Opelika Police Department Investigative Services Division at 334-705-5220.
The theft remains under investigation.
Armed gunmen rob man of $14, other items
Two armed gunmen robbed a 29-year-old Columbus man early Saturday at the corner of North Lumpkin Road and 32nd Avenue, police said.
The victim wasn't injured in the hold up, which occurred around 1:45 a.m.
In a report, the victim told police that two men in their 20s pointed black semi-automatic pistols at him in the street before taking $14 in cash and other unidentified items.
Both robbers were described as black. One is chubby, 5 feet, 9 inches tall, weighing 200 pounds. The second is skinny, 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighing 140 pounds. Both wore a black shirt and hat.
The robbery remains under investigation.
-- Ben Wright
Lawyer trying to free popular pastor from jail
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- A defense lawyer is trying to win the freedom of a popular Birmingham-area youth evangelist following his second arrest on a charge of trying to impersonate police.
Attorney Daniel Boman tells WBRC-TV he's asking a court to reinstate probation for Matt Pitt, 30, who is now jailed in Shelby County.
-- From wire reports