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

On 1/21/13 at approximately midnight, two suspects forcibly entered a residence located on Derby Ave. in Auburndale.  The suspects were able to remove the victim’s purse, cell phone, and an undisclosed amount of cash from the residence.  The suspects were described as follows:

1)    White male in his 20’s, approximately 5’9”-5’10” tall with a thin build, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and baggy shorts. 

2)    Black or Hispanic male in his 20’s, approximately 5’9”-5’10” tall with a thin build, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and baggy shorts.

One of the suspects possibly had longer, shoulder length hair.  The suspects were last seen in the area of W. Derby Ave. and McKean St. in Auburndale.  Neither suspect presented a weapon during the incident.

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:
Wood, Donna
                                                Date: 1/22/2013