From the
Files of . . .
Polk County Crime Stoppers

Polk County Sheriff's Office detectives are seeking the whereabouts of a suspect wanted in an armed robbery and battery that occurred on October 10, 2004.

At around 8:00 p.m. that evening, the victim was at the BP Station at 2550 CR 557 in Polk City. The suspect, armed with a handgun, approached the victim, punched him several times, threatened to shoot him, and snatched a necklace from his neck. He then fled in an unknown direction.

The suspect was identified as Jessie Mercado Jaimes, DOB 6/19/75, of 5480 Wilbar Lane in Haines City. He has been charged via affidavit with Robbery and Battery. He also has a warrant for his arrest for Violation of Probation (Possession of Marijuana and Resisting With Violence).

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Detective Glenda Eichholtz at 1-800-226-0344 or (863) 297-1100.

 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