Pelham police seeking robbery suspect

The Pelham Police Department is on the lookout for this suspect, who officers say robbed a man at gunpoint in the parking lot of the BP gas station near the intersection of U.S. 31 and Alabama 119. (Contributed/Pelham Police Department)

By NEAL WAGNER / City Editor

The Pelham Police Department is searching for a suspect police say robbed a victim at gunpoint in the parking lot of a BP gas station on June 16.

The robbery occurred at about 6:30 a.m. in the parking lot of the BP gas station at 2260 Pelham Parkway, which is near the intersection of U.S. 31 and Alabama 119.

“The suspect stole several hundred dollars from the victim, and was armed with a small semi-automatic pistol,” said Pelham police Lt. Pete Folmar, commander of the department’s investigation division.

Folmar described the suspect as a white male in his 20s who was about 6 feet tall and weighed between 210-235 pounds. The suspect also had multiple tattoos on his right and left forearms, Folmar said.

After the incident, the suspect fled the scene in a white, full-size regular-cab pickup truck, Folmar said.

Anyone with information related to the suspect or the incident should contact the Pelham Police Department at 620-6550.