HOOVER, AL (WBRC) - Investigators recovered a vehicle connected to the shooting death of a man in a Hoover suburb and car break-ins in the area.
The Bessemer Police Department were notified of an abandoned 2000 Ford F-250 near the intersection of Roland Avenue and Elmore Street around 11 a.m. Tuesday morning.
Some of the items recovered from the truck were stolen from car break-ins on Park Side Circle, a street in the Lake Cyrus suburb where 33-year-old Mike Giilotti was killed outside of his home around 5 a.m. as he left for the gym Tuesday morning.
Four black male suspects were seen walking away from the truck and getting into a dark-colored Jeep Cherokee.
Investigators believe the suspects have ties to the Bessemer area.
Further investigation revealed that the truck recovered had been stolen from the Highway 69/Inverness area in Tuscaloosa County Monday night.
Several other vehicles in the area were broken into on the same night. Investigators believe that the suspects committed the Tuscaloosa County break-ins before going to Hoover.
Tuscaloosa County Sheriff Ron Abernathy is now pleading for residents in the Inverness subdivision to come forward if they have information that could help..
"It may be that small piece of information that may not be relevant or they may not think its relevant that may be the piece that can solve this case," Abernathy said. "And in this particular case it could be a vehicle that somebody attempted to break into that didn't even get broke into that may have a fingerprint or may have some other trace evidence that may actually lead to an arrest in this particular case up in Hoover."
Anyone with any information is asked to call Sergeant Keith Czeskleba at 205-739-6795, the Hoover Police Department at 205-822-5300 or Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.