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Polk County Sheriff's Robbery detectives are seeking information about an armed robbery that occurred at the 7-11 store located at 2993 Duff Road in Lakeland on Sunday, April 26, 2009.

Around 9:30 p.m. that evening, an unknown white male suspect entered the store and approached the counter. He immediately pulled out a black semi-automatic handgun and demanded money from the clerk. After taking an undisclosed amount of cash from the register, the suspect fled east on foot toward Duff Road.

The robbery was captured on video surveillance and a photo of the suspect can be seen here. The suspect is described as a white male in his early to mid-20s, 5’10”-6’0” tall, 180-200 lbs, with a medium build, wearing a black hooded sweater that says "Ace of Spades" on it, a black hat, and blue jeans.

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: 4/27/2009