Hoover PD arrests, charges CVS employee in connection to armed robbery at store

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Jamese Jivonne Gregory. (Source: Hoover PD)

HOOVER, AL (WBRC) –

Hoover police have arrested and charged a CVS employee because they say she was involved in an armed robbery that injured a coworker.

Jamese Jivonne Gregory, 27, of Birmingham is charged with robbery first degree. She is being held in the Jefferson County Jail on a $20,000 bond, according to Captain Gregg Rector.

Police say Gregory was arrested earlier this week and confessed to orchestrating the robbery and was waiting in a getaway vehicle while a male suspect carried out the armed robbery.

Police say they have identified and are still searching for the male suspect who actually robbed the store.

Investigators says the suspect, armed with a shotgun, walked into the CVS Pharmacy at 1881 Chace Drive wearing a red stocking cap and a red bandana covering his face around 4:30 a.m. on Oct. 16.

The suspect demanded money from the registers while holding the clerk at gunpoint.

When the suspect forced the clerk to the back of the store and demanded the safe be opened, police said the victim grabbed the shotgun and a struggle began.

"It takes a pretty brave individual to actually try and pull this off," Captain Gregg Rector said.

A shot was fired into the floor during the struggle. The incident left the victim with minor injuries to his legs. He was transported to UAB Medical West in Hoover.

"I think he was concerned enough that he could be injured so he decided to engage this person and I think it turned out OK for him," Rector said.

The suspect left the store on foot and got away with some cash, but left behind his gun. Police are still searching for him. He is described as a 5’8" muscular black male.

"I don’t want to sound too confident. We have very few business robberies in the city, so if we don’t solve the crime it’s certainly not going to be from lack of effort," Rector said.

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to call Sergeant Clint Blackmon at 205-444-7582.

Callers wishing to remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward should call Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama at 205-254-7777.

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