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Polk County Sheriff's Office detectives are seeking information about a BATTERY that occurred in the area of Duff Road and Lewis Road. Lakeland, at approximately 3:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 29, 2014.


The incident occurred as the victim was working at the 7-11 convenience store located at 2993 Duff Road. A white male approximately 5’7 with a thin build and strawberry blonde hair entered the business, and lingered for approximately two hours.


During this time, and without provocation, the suspect attempted to grab the victim as her back was turned.


The suspect fled the scene in a four-door American made sedan, possibly a 80s model Oldsmobile or Cadillac. The suspect is reported to be between 18 and 25 years of age.


Anyone with information about this investigation is urged to contact Detective Paul Buoniconti at 863.577.1600, 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: 6/19/2014