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Polk County Sheriff's Robbery detectives are seeking information about an armed robbery that occurred on Thursday, April 9, 2009, at Dino's Drive-in Restaurant located at 2929 Havendale Blvd. in Winter Haven.

Around 10:15 p.m. that evening, an unknown black male suspect wearing a mask confronted an employee outside the restaurant and forced him back inside at gunpoint, demanding money from the register and from all of the employees inside. The suspect then fled the scene on foot heading northbound. The victims described the suspect as a black male, approximately 5'10" to 6' tall, wearing dark clothing, a black mask over his face, black gloves, armed with a black handgun. There are no video surveillance photos of the suspect.

If anyone has information about this incident they are urged to contact Detective Consuelo Bias at 863.534.6379 or 1.800.226.TIPS.


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: 4/10/2009