Man arrested in connection to two robberies

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) – The Birmingham Police Department says they have taken a man into custody in connection to two robbery investigations.

35-year-old Onassis Scarbrough is facing two 1st Degree Burglary charges after police say he forced his way into a home and attempted to get into another home a short time later.

The incidents happened when officers responded to a report of a robbery on Center Place Southwest on February 21st. An armed suspect entered the victim's residence and demanded valuables. The suspect then struck the victim in the head with the handgun and fired a shot into the ceiling before leaving the scene. The victim suffered a minor injury that did not need medical attention.

Around 20 minutes later, police responded to a report of another robbery at a home in the 200 block of McKinley Avenue. The victim there told officers that an armed suspect attempted to force his way into the home, but the victim was able to shut the door without incident.

Scarbrough was arrested on March 3rd. He is being held in the Jefferson County Jail.

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