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Polk County Sheriff’s deputies are seeking the public’s help in a Personal Robbery Investigation

At approximately 7:30 pm, on Tuesday, December 1, 2009, two unknown black male subjects committed a Robbery by Sudden Snatching outside the CVS Pharmacy located at 2610 US Hwy 92 East in Lakeland.

As the victim was leaving the store, a black male subject wearing dark colored shorts and a white tank top approached the victim from behind.  The suspect grabbed the victim’s purse by the strap and began running westbound from the CVS Pharmacy. 

The victim resisted the suspect, but was unable to free her purse from his grip.  The suspect and a second black male subject wearing a black shirt and black shorts, fled west from the scene. 

Anyone with information regarding the identification of the two suspects should contact Detective Robert McPherson at (863) 499-2400, or (863) 534-6200.


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:
Wood, Donna
                                                Date: 1/7/2010