Information Sought: Bank Robbery
From the
Files of . . .
Polk County Crime Stoppers

Polk County Sheriff's Office Robbery Detectives are seeking to identify a suspect responsible for the May 17, 2001 robbery of the First Union Bank located at 6108 Highway 98 North in Lakeland. 

At approximately 11:30 this morning, a Hispanic male suspect entered the bank, displayed a handgun, and demanded money from a bank employee. The suspect left the bank with an undetermined amount of money and was last seen heading west on Daughtry Road in a dark blue, 1992 or 1993 Mercury Sable with tinted windows and ground effects. 

No one was injured during the robbery. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male with black shoulder length curly hair and a beard, 5'10, 185 pounds last seen wearing sunglasses, a dark baseball cap, dark pants, and a light colored shirt. Anyone with information about the suspect's possible identity is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at 533-0344, the FBI at 813-273-4566, or the FBI Lakeland Office at 863-682-6114. 

 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.
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February 1, 2001


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