At approximately 7:20 pm, on Sunday, June 1, 2008, a white male subject entered the Dollar General Store located at 6735 S. Florida Avenue, Lakeland, and appeared to be shopping. He selected a few items from the shelves and approached the cashier requesting to use the restroom.
At approximately 7:30 pm, a second store employee, honoring the man’s request to use the restroom, escorted the man to the back of the store where the suspect then demanded the store safe be opened. After empting the contents of the safe, the suspect tied the store employee and fled the store. No suspect vehicle was observed.
The suspect is described as being approximately 6’ to 6’1” tall, approximately 200-215 pounds, withbrown or black hair. He was wearing a white ball cap, light colored “cargo style” shorts, and a white colored shirt.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Robbery Detective David Lopez at 863.534.6379, or 863.534.6200.