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Polk County Sheriff's Robbery detectives are seeking information about an armed robbery that occurred at the Kangaroo store located at 14581 US Hwy 27 in Frostproof.

Around 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, January 18, 2009, an unknown black male entered the store's bathroom and came out covering his face with a paper towel. He approached the clerk and demanded money from the register, threatening to shoot her in the process. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect fled the store in a blue mid-90's model four door sedan, going south on US Hwy 27.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 30 years old, 6'2", 220 lbs., wearing blue jeans, a white T-shirt with a black design on it, and a black ball cap. A photo of him from video surveillance can be seen here.

If anyone has information about this incident they are urged to contact Detective Mike Evans at 863.534.6379 or 1.800.226.0344.


Anyone with information who wants to REMAIN ANONYMOUS and be eligible for a CASH REWARD is asked to call HEARTLAND CRIME STOPPERS AT 1-800-226-TIPS or log onto to submit your tip via the web. For a secure and password protected mobile app for your smart device, go to the app store and download the free “P3tips” mobile app. No caller ID, no recorded lines, no tracking cookies, no saved IP addresses. Anonymity is Guaranteed!!

Media Contact:                                                   Date: 1/18/2009