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

At approximately 2:40 p.m. on Thursday, May 6, 2013 a robbery occurred on Waterview Boulevard north of Skyview Drive in Lakeland.  Three juvenile black male suspects approached the victim, at which time one of the suspects punched the victim in the face and then snatched the victim’s wallet from her right front pocket.  The wallet is described as a pink in color Hello Kitty wallet and contained $15.00 in United States currency.  The victim sustained minor injuries.                          

The victim described one of the suspects as a light skinned black male, approximately 5’7” in height, weighing approximately 120 pounds, between 15 and 16 years of age, wearing white plaid shorts and a white T-shirt.  The victim provided a composite that had a 70 % likeness.  All three suspects fled the area west on Skyview Drive. 

If anybody recognizes the suspects or has any information about this incident, they are urged to contact Detective Thomas at 863.499.2400 ext. 126. 


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: 5/14/2013