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Polk County Sheriff's Robbery detectives are seeking information about an armed robbery that occurred on Thursday, April 8, 2010.

Around 11:45 p.m. that evening, the victim was helping take out the trash behind the XYZ Liquor Store located at 2190 US Hwy 92 East in Lakeland when he was approached by three unknown black male suspects, one of whom was armed with a handgun. While one suspect held him at gunpoint, the other two suspects beat the victim about the head, taking his wallet out of his pants pocket. The suspects then fled on foot.

The armed suspect is described as a black male, approximately 6’ tall, with a thin build, wearing a black shirt and blue jeans. An independent witness later saw an unknown model GMC car driving eastbound on US Hwy 92 just after the robbery, which may be the suspect vehicle.

If anyone has information about this incident, they are urged to contact Detective Sam Bunch 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:
Eleazer, Carrie
                                                Date: 4/9/2010