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

On January 11, 2013, at approximately 6:00 a.m., the victim was exiting a residence located on McCranie Place in Lakeland.  The suspect struck the victim and placed a gun to the victim’s head as the victim was on the ground.  The suspect demanded money from the victim and left with an undisclosed amount.  The suspect was last seen fleeing on foot in the area of Mcranie Place and Idlewild St., Lakeland, FL. 

The suspect is described as a male approximately 5’9” to 6’0” tall, wearing a dark colored sweatshirt.  The suspect was armed with a black, unknown type handgun.

Anyone with information on this investigation is urged to contact Detective Chris Katsoulis at 863.298.6925.


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: 1/11/2013