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Polk County Sheriff’s Office Robbery detectives are asking for the public’s help in a Home Invasion investigation.

At approximately 7:13 pm, on Friday, December 28, 2012, an unknown white male wearing a mask pepper sprayed a male victim as the victim was walking out of his residence on Alamo Drive in Lakeland.  The suspect then grabbed the victim and forced him inside the residence where the victim and the victim’s cousin began to struggle with the suspect.

The fight continued out into the front yard of the residence at which time the suspect walked away from the scene on foot. The suspect was last seen in the area of Dimbath Avenue and West Alamo Drive.

The suspect is described as a white male, with brown hair, approximately 5’8” – 5’9”, between 25 and 34 years of age. He was last seen wearing a black long sleeve shirt and black sweats with white stripes down the sides.  The suspect is believed to have head injuries due to being struck repeatedly by the victims.

Anyone with information about this investigation is urged to contact Detective Jeannette Leonard at 863.298.6200.


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:                                                   Date: 12/29/2012