FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Release No. 36 Thursday,
February 17, 2011, 3:03 P.M., CDT
Contact: Sergeant Johnny Williams
Public Information Officer
Telephone No. (205) 254-1708
The Birmingham Police Department reports that a suspect is in custody in connection with a robbery investigation.
West Precinct officers responded to investigate a robbery of a person in the 5400 block of
Jefferson Avenue on February 7, 2011. Officers received information that the suspect entered the store and
asked a customer if he could change a $50.00 bill. When the customer replied no, the suspect left the business.
The suspect waited outside until the customer left the store and robbed him at gunpoint. Following the release
and airing of surveillance photos on local networks, the suspect surrendered at the West Precinct on Tuesday,
February 15, 2011.
The suspect has been identified as: Alphonso Bridges, B/M, 24, of Birmingham, Alabama. A
Robbery 1st degree warrant with a $60,000.00 bond has been obtained against the suspect. The suspect is in the
custody of the Jefferson County Jail.
A photo of the suspect may be obtained at the B.P.D. Headquarters, located at 1710 1st Avenue North.