March 23, 2017 Press Release

On March 14, 2017, Officers responded to the 1800 block of Bessemer Road. Upon arrival they were notified by a black female that she had been robbed and forced into the trunk of her car.

On March 22, 2017, warrants were issued for the arrest and apprehension of Manuel Towns. Mr. Towns was charged with Robbery 1st, Kidnapping 1st and Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card. The total bonds were set at $500,000.

We are grateful for the dedicated and diligent work of the Birmingham Police Department for bringing the defendant to justice.

The victim in this case and her family are looking forward to their day in court to ensure that this defendant won’t have the opportunity to do this to anyone else.