From the
Files of . . .
Polk County Crime Stoppers

Polk County Sheriff's Office Robbery detectives are seeking information about a robbery that occurred on September 8, 2004.

At approximately 11:00 p.m., an unknown suspect entered the Lil’ Champ Food Store located at 14581 Hwy 27 South, Lake Wales and approached the counter, demanding money from the cash register. The suspect had his hand wrapped inside of a shirt as if he was holding a gun. He fled the store in an unknown direction with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The suspect is described as a white male, 6 foot tall, 300 lbs., with brown hair, approximately 40 years old. He can be seen in a video surveillance photo here. The suspect held a T-shirt over his face to disguise his appearance.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Detective Robert Kirkpatrick at 1-800-226-0344 or (863) 534-6379.


 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