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Suspect Sought in Robbery
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Polk County Sheriff's Office Robbery Detectives are seeking to locate an individual after the Aug. 1, 2000 armed robbery of a Circle K located at 4301 New Tampa Highway in Lakeland. At approximately 1:30 a.m. a suspect entered the Circle K with a sawed off shotgun and robbed the clerk of an unidentified amount of cash. The suspect fled the store in a gray sedan and was last seen heading West on Highway 92 in Lakeland. Robbery detectives have recovered the shotgun from a residence in Lakeland and charged Thaddeus McKenzie, DOB 11/23/76, of 910 Hunter Road in Plant City with possession of a short barrel shot gun and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Robbery Detectives are searching for Cedric White who is described as a black male in his early 20s, 5'11, 240 pounds with short hair. His last known address is 804 W 7th St., Apt. A-25 in Lakeland. He should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information about the location of Mr. White, or any additional information about the Aug. 1 robbery, is asked to call Detective Paul Kantor with the Polk County Sheriff's Office at 534-6379, the Polk County Sheriff's Office at 1-800-226-0344, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS.

Anyone with information who wishes to remain anonymous and be eligible for up to a $1,000 reward is asked to call Polk County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS.

Media Contact: Sterling Ivey, 863 534-6377 or 819-0221, pager
August 18, 2000

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