Hoover Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at Walgreen’s Pharmacy, located at 5271 Ross Bridge Parkway. At 1:58 P.M., the Hoover 911 center received a call of a robbery in progress at that location after a customer in the drive-thru line noticed a suspect with a gun inside the pharmacy. Responding officers saw a male fitting the description of the suspect running along some near-by railroad tracks and set up a perimeter.

Deer Valley Elementary School was placed on lock-down as a precaution, which delayed afternoon dismissal until approximately 4:00 P.M. Police have suspended the search as it is believed the suspect is no longer in the area.A surveillance image of the suspect is attached. He is described as a black male, medium height, in his late 20’s or early 30’s.

If anyone recognizes this suspect or has information about this case, please contact Detective Brad Fountain at 205-444-7562. If you wish to remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward, you are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama at 205-254-7777.