Tanning salon robbery suspect in custody

HOOVER, AL (WBRC) – Officers with the Hoover Police Department say they have taken a man into custody for the robbery of a tanning salon.

On December 11th around 10:50 a.m., officers were called to the Tanning Oasis tanning salon at 5037 Highway 280.

The suspect was reported as having one hand in his pocket and implying he had a weapon. He demanded valuables from the employee at the salon and took money, jewelry and an iPhone. The suspect then fled the scene in a black Honda Accord, but was stopped a short time later by Mountain Brook Police.

26-year-old Jimmy Evans Swindle was arrested and taken to the Hoover City Jail. He was later transported to Shelby County Jail where he faces a 1st degree robbery charge.

All of the stolen items were recovered.

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