Reward offered for information about robbery at Opelika Chevrolet dealership

August 24, 2013 

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

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