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Polk County Crime Stoppers

Apprehended
Suspect Sought in Armed Robberies

Polk County law enforcement officers are investigating a string of nine armed robberies of businesses that have occurred since June in the East area of the county. A warrant has been issued charging Christopher B. Gamble, DOB 9/18/77, of Haines City, with robbery of the Citizens Bank located in Winter Haven. Gamble also is wanted for questioning in at least eight additional armed robberies that have occurred in the Haines City, Winter Haven, Davenport and Dundee areas. In each business robbery, the suspect was armed with a handgun, dressed in dark clothing and wearing a mask. Detectives are seeking assistance in locating Gamble, and encourage anyone with information to call the anonymous Polk County Crime Stoppers line at 1-800-226-TIPS. Gamble is described as a black male, 6-foot and 170 pounds.

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!

Media Contact: Michal Holder, 863 534-6631 or 863 819-0397, pager
September 14, 1999


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