From the
Files of . . .
Polk County Crime Stoppers
Polk County Sheriff’s Office robbery detectives are seeking the public’s help in finding suspect Alton Ray West, DOB 4/18/59, wanted for committing an armed burglary and attempted armed robbery on September 5, 2002, at 2631 Gerties Road in Bartow.   West awoke the victim around 5:00 a.m. that morning by placing a gun to the victim’s neck and demanding money.  The victim began to struggle with West, whose face was covered, which caused the object covering West’s face to fall to the ground.  West fled the residence once his face was revealed to the victim.

Alton West was positively identified by the victim, and has a felony warrant for his arrest for Armed Burglary with Assault, and Attempted Armed Robbery.  West, seen in this photo, has a last known address of 3442 3rd Avenue in Bartow, and is described as 5’9” and 160 lbs. 

If you have any information concerning the whereabouts of Alton Ray West, please contact Sheriff’s Detective Bruce West (no relation) at 1-800-226-0344.

Anyone with information who wants to remain anonymous and be eligible for a CASH REWARD is asked to call Polk County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS.  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
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February 1, 2001

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