Six apprehended after alleged robbery in Publix parking lot in Clay


JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputies received a call Thursday night reporting a robbery in the parking lot of the Publix in Clay. It was reported that an adult female was robbed at gunpoint by two women as she walked to her car.

The victim’s purse was taken and the suspects fled in a gold Ford Expedition, which had been reported stolen to Birmingham Police earlier Thursday evening. The victim was not injured.

Surrounding agencies were alerted of the suspects descriptions, and the vehicle was spotted by a Trussville police officer, who attempted to make a traffic stop. The vehicle fled north on the interstate, leading to a chase involving Trussville Police, Argo Police, Springville Police and the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office.

Six suspects exited the vehicle and fled on foot, four of which were female juveniles that were captured. Search dogs were released to assist in searching for the other two suspects.

The tracking dogs located one of the suspects, 21-years-old, just before midnight. The final suspect, a 19-year-old man, was found after 2 a.m. Friday morning.

Tamarius Oneil Smith, 21, and Adam Demond Andrews, 19, both of Birmingham, were arrested and charged with robbery in the first degree. They are in the Jefferson County Jail with a bond of $60,000.

The other four suspects are females ranging in age from 14 to 15, and will be charged through family court.

All six are believed to be responsible for robberies in Hueytown and Birmingham prior to being caught, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

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