Hoover PD: Suspects identified and charged for armed robbery of pharmacy delivery van

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Published: Feb. 7, 2022 at 3:21 PM CST|Updated: Feb. 8, 2022 at 7:53 PM CST
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HOOVER, Ala. (WBRC) - UPDATE: Hoover Police say the three men involved in Monday’s armed robbery of a pharmacy delivery driver have been charged.

Hoover Police detectives obtained warrants against Abdul Malik Hasan, 61, Alphonso Smiley, 60, and Anthony Dewain Word, 50. All three suspects were charged with robbery 1st degree.

Police said a handgun believed to have been used in the robbery was recovered from the scene.

ORIGINAL: Hoover Police responded to a report of an armed robbery on Monday morning at Mountain Drive near Shades Mountain Plaza. Police say three suspects robbed a pharmacy delivery driver at gunpoint.

Police say they received a description of the suspect vehicle and located it traveling on Tyler Road near Southland Drive. The vehicle continued onto Hackberry Lane, where officers attempted to stop it. The pursuit ensued after the driver refused to stop, and crashed into a power pole at the intersection of Hackberry Lane and Blue Ridge Boulevard.

One of the occupants attempted to flee the crash site, but was captured after a brief foot pursuit.

Police say all three suspects were taken into custody and transported to the Hoover City Jail. Their identities will be released once formal charges are announced.

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