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

At approximately 3:05 am, on Monday, September 23, 2013, a witness observed two black males walking on the south side of the Kangaroo convenience store located at 14581 Hwy 27 Lake Wales. 

One of the males was approximately 6’0 thin build wearing a black t-shirt over his face and black pants or shorts. The second male was wearing a white shirt, black shorts and white tennis shoes.

The subjects walked into the store where they approached the store clerk and demanded money.  Both suspects were armed and fled the store with an undisclosed amount of cash from the store register.

The clerk was unharmed.

Anyone with information about this investigation is urged to contact Detective Kevin Smith 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: 9/23/2013