Information Sought: Armed Robbery
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Polk County Crime Stoppers

PCSO seeking information concerning a homicide

Polk County Sheriff's Office Homicide detectives are seeking information concerning a homicide that occurred at 701 Marianna Road in Auburndale late Sunday, July 21, 2002.

The victim, Michael Arnold Smith, DOB 11/17/58 (seen in photo on website www.polksheriff.org), was fatally wounded when unknown subject(s) entered his residence at 701 Marianna Road in Auburndale and shot him. 

Witnesses said they heard loud noises coming from Smith's residence that night, and observed 2 unknown subjects, a white male and a black male wearing a white hard hat, leave his residence and drive away in a dark-colored sport utility vehicle.  Smith's body was found in his mobile home around 10:55 p.m. on July 21, 2002, by a neighbor.

Please contact Detective Dan Cone at the Bureau of Criminal Investigations at (863) 534-6379 if you have any information about this incident.

Anyone with information who wants to remain anonymous and be eligible for up to a $2,000 reward is asked to contact Polk County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477).  Anonymity is GUARANTEED! 

 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!

February 1, 2001


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