Information Sought: Armed Robbery
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Polk County Crime Stoppers

Polk County Sheriff's Office Robbery Detectives are seeking to identify a black male suspect who may have been involved in the following string of robberies in the Wabash Avenue area of Lakeland in the last month: 1/7/01, 7:04 a.m., suspect walked in to the Cumberland Farms store located at 932 South Wabash Avenue in Lakeland and demanded money. He then fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money. A weapon was not observed and there were no injuries. 1/9/01, 4 a.m., suspect entered the Circle K store located at 4301 New Tampa Highway in Lakeland and pulled a knife from his pocket. He jumped over the counter and grabbed cash from the register prior to fleeing on foot. There were no injuries. 1/24/01, 7:25 p.m., suspect approached the ticket booth at the Silver Moon Twin drive-in movie theatre located at 4100 New Tampa Highway and held an undetermined weapon - possibly a knife - against the ticket booth clerk's back. He demanded money and fled on foot after being handed an undisclosed amount of cash. There were no injuries. 1/30/01, 7 p.m., suspect entered the Circle K Store located at 2425 Memorial Blvd. in Lakeland and jumped the counter, demanding money. He indicated he had a weapon, but did not display it. The suspect then fled the store on foot. There were no injuries. Detectives would like to identify and question the suspect whose photograph (above) was captured by a surveillance video camera during a robbery. The suspect is described as a black male, 5'8 and 160 pounds. Anyone with information about the suspect's possible identity is asked to call Polk County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS. The robbery detectives can be reached at 534-6379. Feb. 2, 2001

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February 1, 2001

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