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Polk County Sheriff’s Robbery detectives are seeking the public’s help in identifying an armed robbery suspect in two separate robberies. 

The first robbery occurred just after midnight/during the early morning hours at 12:39 a.m. on Saturday, February 16, 2013.  A masked suspect armed with a silver colored semi-automatic handgun robbed the Circle K Gas Station located at County Line Road and Cornett Road in Lakeland. 

The second robbery occurred around 10:02 p.m. later that evening, on Saturday, February 16, 2013.  A similarly masked and armed suspect robbed the BP Gas Station at Pipkin Road and Yates Road in Lakeland. 

If anyone has information about either of these incidents or can identify this suspect, they are urged to contact the Polk County Sheriff's Office 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:
Eleazer, Carrie
                                                Date: 2/17/2013