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Information Sought on Home Invasions Captured!
Home Invasion Suspect
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Polk County Sheriff's Office Robbery Unit Detectives are seeking to identify two suspects responsible for multiple home invasions in the Winter Haven and Lake Wales areas. The first robbery occurred on March 9 at 222 S.W. King Road., in Winter Haven. The second robbery occurred on March 10 at 2903 S. Lake Deer Drive, in Winter Haven. The third robbery occurred on March 11 at 3417 Scenic Highway in Lake Wales. The suspects forcibly enter the home wearing dark clothing, display a firearm and demand money or jewelry from the residents. Once money or jewelry is obtained, the suspects leave the scene firing rat shot from a small caliber handgun. Two individuals have been struck by the rat shot but the injuries were not life threatening. A description of the first suspect is described as a hispanic male, approximately 18-25 years of age, 5'2-5'5 and 160 pounds. The second suspect is described as a white male approximately 18-25 years of age, 5'9 and 180 pounds.

Anyone with information about the suspect's possible identity is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at 533-0344, or the Robbery Unit at 534-6379.

Media Contact: Sterling Ivey, 863 534-6377 or 819-0221, pager
March 17, 2000

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