Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Center Point-area robbery foiled after shots exchanged

Center Point, Alabama

From the October 21, 2009 Birmingham News:

A barrage of gunfire erupted during a robbery attempt in the Center Point area Tuesday night, authorities said today.

Two employees of the Phone Store at 2111 Center Point Road were closing up for the night about 8 p.m. when a man came from behind a trash bin and pointed a gun at the female employee as she was getting in her car, saying "Give up your money; you might as well give it up."

When the male employee tried to take cover, the gunman opened fire. The male employee returned fire, firing eight shots at the robber who took off running, said Jefferson County sheriff's spokesman Lt. Randy Christian.

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