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Polk County Sheriff's Robbery detectives are seeking information about an armed robbery that occurred on Monday, March 2, 2009, at the Circle K convenience store located 3100 North Galloway Rd. in Lakeland.

Around 8:40 p.m. that evening, an unknown white male suspect entered the store, approached the clerks, and demanded money from both cash registers, pointing a silver automatic handgun at them in the process. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect ordered the victims to go into the bathroom, and he fled the scene going southbound on Galloway Road on a BMX-style bicycle.

The suspect is described as a white male, 18-25 years of age, approximately 5’11” to 6’ tall, thin build, wearing a gray zippered hoodie, black shirt, blue jeans, and black sunglasses. Video surveillance photos of the suspect can be seen here. 

If anyone has information about this incident they are urged to contact Detective David Lopez 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: 3/3/2009