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The Polk County Sheriff’s Office and the Lake Wales Police Department are seeking the public’s help with two armed robbery investigations that occurred at the Wells Fargo ATM located at 149 E. Stuart Ave in Lake Wales on December 2, 2013 and December 3, 2013.  Both suspects were armed with handguns and demanded money from victims at the ATM.  The first incident occurred at 9:49 p.m. on December 2nd and the second occurred at 12:45 a.m. on December 3rd. The suspects are described as follows: 

Suspect 1: An unknown black male wearing dark clothing and black bandana covering his face, armed with unknown type of handgun.

Suspect 2: An unknown black male wearing gray sweatshirt and dark pants with a white bandana covering his face, armed with an unknown type of handgun. 


If you have any information on this incident, you are urged to contact Detective Victor Diaz with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office Robbery Unit at 863-298-6928.

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: 12/6/2013