Bessemer police arrested two suspects in connection to an armed vehicle robbery and are still searching for a third suspect, who is considered armed and dangerous.
Officers responded to the initial report of a vehicle robbery around 3 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2. A woman said she had stopped by the Food Mart on 9th Avenue and 27th Street North when an unknown male approached her and pointed a gun at her.
The suspect told the victim to get out of her car, then drove it away, picking up two other males who were waiting nearby, Lt. Darron Hunter with Bessemer PD said.
Within an hour, the stolen car was found in Birmingham and police officers detained two of the suspects. Swonterres Tubbs, 18, from Hueytown and Demetris Jackson, 20, from Bessemer, were arrested on robbery charges and turned over to Bessemer police. Both Tubbs and Jackson are in custody of the Jefferson County Jail.
Police believe the third suspect, 22-year-old Samuel Deet of Bessemer, was the one who had the gun. He is still at large.
Anyone with information about his location is asked to call Bessemer police.
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