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Polk County Sheriff's Robbery detectives are seeking the public's help in identifying an armed robbery suspect who robbed the CVS pharmacy on US 98 North in Lakeland.

Around 6:23 p.m. on Saturday, October 27, 2012, an unknown white male suspect went into the CVS store located at 6105 US Hwy 98 North in Lakeland and went to the pharmacy. After making small talk with the technician, the suspect then pulled out a small black semi-automatic handgun and demanded prescription medication. The pharmacy technicians refused to comply with his demands, and he fled from the store heading east. A witness observed the suspect get into a small blue car, possibly a Honda.

The suspect is described as a white male, 5'10" to 6' tall, 170-190 lbs, wearing a black beanie cap, a blue and black plaid long-sleeved shirt, faded black jeans and black shoes. He can be seen here in video surveillance photos.

If anyone recognizes this suspect or has any information about this crime, they are urged to contact Detective Shawnee McCawley at 863.298.6379.


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:
Eleazer, Carrie
                                                Date: 10/28/2012