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UPDATE: Dickey was arrested and booked into the Polk County Jail on Monday evening, August 1, 2013. 


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

Sometime between 4:00 and 5:00 pm, on Monday, July 29, 2013, 20-year-old Robert Mancil Dickey, last known address Old Bartow/Eagle Lake Road, Winter Haven, and two other people were at a third party residence and left together.  The victims and the suspect know each other. 

While traveling on Cypress Gardens Boulevard, the suspect produced a handgun and demanded property from the victims.  The victims complied and turned personal property over to the suspect.  The suspect then forced the victims to drive to the Lake Roy Boat Ramp where he ordered the victims from the vehicle at gunpoint threatening the victims with violence. 

The suspect fled in the victim’s green, four-door, 2004 Chevrolet Malibu (Florida license plate 597 YXN) toward Cypress Gardens Boulevard.  The vehicle has not yet been recovered.

There is an active warrant for Mancil’s arrest.  Anyone with information about this investigation is urged to contact Detective Steve Hearth 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: 7/30/2013