Mountain Brook PD search Piggly Wiggly armed robbery suspects

Mountain Brook PD search for Piggly Wiggly armed robbery suspects

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The Piggly Wiggly is located on River Run Drive. Source: WBRC video The Piggly Wiggly is located on River Run Drive. Source: WBRC video
MOUNTAIN BROOK, AL (WBRC) -

Mountain Brook police are searching for suspects after a late Wednesday night robbery at a Piggly Wiggly.

Police Chief Ted Cook says this type of armed robbery is unusual for his city.

"It's a very rare occurance at all...as brash as this might be with coming in with a weapon and threatening in all the way they did," he said.

Cook says two suspects, a man and a woman, allegedly entered the store and demanded that the manager turnover several cash register drawers. One was armed with a gun. The suspects took the money and left in a white SUV, heading towards the Liberty Park area.

Cook says there were several customers in the store at the time but they were not robbed.

It's just one of several robberies that have happened over the mountain and in Hoover over the past few weeks. Chief Cook can't confirm a link between the Piggly Wiggly robbery and the others.

Hoover Police Captain Jim Coker says there's a strong possibility the same suspect pulled off the previous crimes in Vestavia Hills and Hoover.

Mountain Brook police are currently reviewing surveillance video in the hopes of identifying the suspects.

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