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Polk County Sheriff’s Office Robbery detectives are asking for the public’s help in an Armed Robbery investigations. 

At approximately 9:50 pm, Friday, March 28, 2014, in the area of Avocado Street and Goodyear Avenue in Lakeland, two residents had property forcibly taken from them by a suspect described as being a black male, approximately 6’ tall, having a medium build and possibly armed with a black semi-automatic handgun.  

A suspect vehicle was described as either an older model four-door white car, or an older model four-door red car, with tinted windows.   

Anyone with information about this investigation is urged to contact Detective Kevin Smith at 863-298-6927, or 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:
Wood, Donna
                                                Date: 3/31/2014