Police: Suspect posed as handyman, stole from 89-year-old victim

Published 4:49 pm Friday, March 31, 2017

HOOVER – Hoover Police are searching for a 37-year-old suspected of stealing from an 89-year-old victim.


Daniel Phillip Cook is wanted for felony receiving stolen property in St. Clair County, according to a Hoover Police Department release.

HPD alleges Cook posed as a handyman/contractor at a home in the Greystone area of Hoover in January. While under the guise of giving estimates for work at the victim’s home, Cook stole items that were pawned at a store in St. Clair County.

Cook is described as a white male, 5’10” tall, 180 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.

He has previous addresses of, or ties to, the 500 Block of Talon Court in Birmingham and the 500 Block of Pinecrest Loop in Leeds.

Anyone with information about the subject or the case should contact HPD Detective Ed Leach at 739-6071.

If immediate assistance is needed, call Hoover 911 or the police non-emergency number at 822-5300.

Anonymous tips can be left at the Hoover Police website, HooverPD.com/submit-a-tip.php.

Anyone with information can also call Crime Stoppers at 254-7777 or leave an online tip at Facebook.com/Crime-Stoppers-of-Metro-Alabama-220952201270342/?fref=ts and obtain a private code number. You will remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward if the tip to Crime Stoppers leads to an arrest.