Suspect Sought: Armed Robbery

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

From the
Files of . . .
Polk County Crime Stoppers
19971001-1.jpg (18150 bytes) John Kilpatrick, 24, is being sought for his involvement in the Thursday, Sept. 25, 1997, armed robbery at Auto Zone, located at 3500 Havendale Blvd., near Winter Haven.

At approximately 8:30 p.m., Kilpatrick, and another unknown suspect entered the auto parts store, and ordered several customers and store clerks to the back of the store. The two suspects then robbed the individuals of their cash and jewelry. They also stole money from a cash register.

Kilpatrick is described as being a black male, 6' tall, weighing about 240 pounds. Det. Scott Rench of the Polk County Sheriff's Office, Central District, is in charge of the investigation.

 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. Anonymity is Guaranteed!

October 1, 1997

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