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Polk County Sheriff's Robbery detectives are seeking information about an armed personal robbery that occurred on Avenue Y NE in Winter Haven on November 19, 2009.

Sometime between the hours of 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. that morning, an unknown black male suspect, who was a passenger in a black or blue Chevrolet Impala, jumped out of the car and pistol-whipped the 78-year-old victim. After hitting the victim in the head several times with a .9 mm handgun, the suspect robbed the victim of his personal belongings, then fled the scene in the car, which was being driven by another unknown black male suspect. The victim was then taken to Winter Haven Hospital to be treated for his injuries.

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: 11/19/2009