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

At approximately 6:10 pm, on Friday, June 20, 2014, a black male subject armed with a handgun, demanded the victim’s money while the victim was walking in the area of N. Chestnut Road and Crutchfield Road.  

The victim attempted to pull the gun away from the suspect but was shot in his left leg. The suspect fled the area traveling north on N. Chestnut Road.  

The victim was transported to Lakeland Regional Medical Center where he was treated and released. 

The suspect was described as a black male with a medium complexion, approximately 6’1” tall and weighing approximately 170 lbs. The suspect was wearing a black shirt and was armed with a black semi-automatic handgun.  

Anyone with information about his 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:
Wood, Donna
                                                Date: 6/21/2014