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Polk County Sheriff's Robbery detectives are seeking the public's help on the whereabouts of 46-year-old Lamont Batts, who has a Polk County Warrant for his arrest for Armed Robbery, 2 counts Armed Kidnapping, Armed Carjacking, Armed Burglary, and Aggravated Battery.

During the early morning hours of Tuesday, May 14, 2013, Batts forced a female victim at gunpoint to drive him to the area of Gilmore Avenue and Memorial Blvd in Lakeland.   The victim's 7-year-old son was in the car at the time.  Fortunately, nobody was hurt during the incident.  The suspect has been positive identified as Lamont Batts.

Lamont is described as a black male, 5'7" tall, 150 lbs, with black hair and brown eyes.  He goes by the street name "Polo."  He has several tattoos: two on his left arm, depicting a cross and the words "East NY"; two on his right arm, the words "Polo" and "Brooklyn"; and a rose on the right side of his chest.

Lamont has been in the Polk County Jail on 17 prior occasions.  He has been to state prison 4 times.  His most recent prison incarceration was for Battery on Elderly Victim during which he served 2 years.  He was most recently released from prison in October 2011.   Click here to see his Department of Corrections history:

Lamont Batts is to be considered ARMED AND DANGEROUS.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Lamont Batts you are urged to contact the Polk County Sheriff's Robbery Unit at 863.298.6379.


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: 5/16/2013