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Polk County Sheriff’s Robbery detectives are seeking information about an armed robbery that occurred at the Superway Food Store located at 2415 Avenue G NW in Winter Haven on Saturday, April 25, 2009.

Around 11:00 p.m. that evening, an unknown black male suspect entered the store, pointed a silver semi-automatic handgun at the clerk, and demanded money. After taking an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect fled the store on foot heading west towards 25th Street.

The suspect is described as a black male between the ages of 18-20 years old, 5’5” to 5’8” tall, 130-140 lbs., thin build, wearing a white jacket with black designs, a black T-shirt, and blue jeans.

The suspect was armed with a silver semi-automatic handgun, and concealed his face with a black cloth.

If anyone has information about this incident they are urged to contact Detective Gus Aguirre 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: 4/25/2009