PCSO Robbery detectives are seeking the public's help in an armed robbery that occurred at the Walgreens located at 6730 US Hwy 98 North in Lakeland.
The suspect arrived around 2:25 a.m. on August 23, 2017. He jumped over the counter and forced the pharmacist at gunpoint to remove numerous bottles of narcotics (such as Oxycodone and Percocet) from the locked case, and put them into his dark-colored backpack. At one point he put the gun to her head and threatened to shoot her if she made any noise.
This guy is very dangerous, and we need to catch him before he robs someone else. We suspect he’s committed robberies at other drugstores outside of Polk County.
Look at his clothing – specifically his Detroit Red Wings baseball cap. He’s also wearing a purple glove on his right hand, the one holding the gun. He’s about 5’7” tall, medium build, wearing grey sweatpants, black and white New Balance sneakers with white laces, a white T-shirt, a camo hoodie, and black framed glasses.
If anyone has information about this incident or can identify this suspect, they are urged to contact Detective Reveron at 863-298-6947.