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Polk County Sheriff's Robbery detectives are seeking information about a bank robbery that occurred on Thursday, May 20, 2010.

At 2:36 p.m., two unknown, masked, armed black male suspects ran into the Platinum Bank located at 5404 South Florida Avenue in Lakeland. The suspects jumped over the counter and pointed handguns at the tellers, demanding money. The tellers complied with their demands. The suspects then fled in a gold 4-door Chrysler, heading east on Fitzgerald Road.

The suspects are described as: a black male, 5'8", 150-160 lbs., wearing a white hooded sweatshirt with black checked stripes, long black shorts, white shoes with black markings, gray gloves, and a black ski mask; and a black male, 5'8", 160-170 lbs., wearing a black T-shirt with an unknown white design, a white long-sleeved undershirt, black pants, black shoes, black mechanic-style gloves, and a brown ski mask. Both suspects were armed with semi-automatic handguns.

If anyone has information about this incident or can identify these suspects, they are urged to contact Detective Mike Evans at 863.534.6379 or 1.800.226.0344, or Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1.800.226.TIPS.


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: 5/20/2010