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

At approximately 5:15 pm, on Thursday, May 22, 2014, two unidentified black male suspects approached the victims with handguns and took money and a cell phone. The incident occurred in the area of Crutchfield Road and Plant Avenue, in Lakeland.

The suspects were described as two black males, approximately 5’5” and 6’ tall. 

Both suspects were seen fleeing in a beige or gold colored Chevrolet Avalanche. Images of the suspect vehicle were caught on surveillance footage. A second vehicle was seen leaving the area close behind the suspect vehicle.

Anyone with information about this investigation is urged to contact Detective Craig Powers 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: 6/6/2014