North Jefferson News, Gardendale, AL

December 10, 2013

Robbers in Pinson nab drugs from pharmaceutical courier

By Robert Carter
North Jefferson News

PINSON — A courier delivering pharmaceutical drugs to a Rite-Aid store in Pinson was abducted and robbed Tuesday morning.

A Jefferson County Sheriff's Office spokesperson said that the courier making his stop at the store on Highway 75 at about 10:30 a.m. There he was approached by four black males who forced him into his van, then drove him to a vacant house on North Road about a mile northeast of Pinson Valley High School.

The suspects bound the courier with zip ties and put a toboggan over his head, then took an undetermined amount of drugs from the van and loaded them into a red SUV. The suspects fled, and the courier was able to free himself and get help.

If you have any information about the suspects in this crime, call the Sheriff's Office at 325-1450 or Crimestoppers at 254-7777.