Suspect Sought: Armed Robbery

"For Immediate Release"
Media Contact: Sonya Dodds, (863) 820-4839

From the
Files of . . .
Polk County Crime Stoppers


Polk County Sheriff's Office, Central District, detectives are seeking information on an armed robbery that occurred at approximately 12:20 p.m. on Friday, March 28, 1997, at the Exxon Food Mart, located at 2885 Havendale Blvd., near Auburndale.

During the incident, a white/male suspect entered the store, went to the counter as if to purchase something, lunged with a knife at a 25-year-old female clerk and fled on foot with an undetermined amount of currency taken from the cash register.

The suspect is described as being 5' 8" tall, weighing about 130 pounds with a very slender build. He had 3-4 days grown beard. He was wearing a red T-Shirt, light colored blue jeans, ball cap and sunglasses.

 A reward of up to $1,000 may be awarded for information leading to the arrest or indictment of a suspect or suspects. Anyone with information is asked to contact Polk County Crime Stoppers at
1-800-226-TIPS.
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March 31, 1997


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