Information Sought: Robbery Suspect David Burkes Sought
From the
Files of . . .
Polk County Crime Stoppers
Polk County Sheriff’s Office Robbery detectives are seeking the public’s help in finding David Burks, DOB 7/20/81, wanted for his involvement in three armed robberies.  The first robbery occurred on August 4, 2002, at the Howard Johnson Inn located at 33224 U.S. Hwy 27 N in Davenport; the second on August 11, 2002, at the Howard  Johnson Inn at 1300 3rd Street SW in Winter Haven (Winter Haven P.D. case); and the third on August 12, 2002, at the First Union National Bank at 5720 Cypress Gardens Blvd in Winter Haven. 

David Burks fled the area after the robberies, but two of his accomplices, David Melvin and Stacey Sawyer, have been apprehended and are currently in the Polk County Jail. 

Melvin has recently been spotted in the Jacksonville area.  He is described as 5’6”, 160 lbs., and his last known address was 344 Ruby Lake Loop in Winter Haven.  He has a felony warrant for his arrest for Armed Robbery of a Bank.

If you have any information concerning the whereabouts of David Burks, please contact Sheriff’s Detective Richard Davis or Detective Ed Moran at (863) 534-6379.


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
1-800-226-TIPS.
Anonymity is Guaranteed!

February 1, 2001


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