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Polk County Sheriff's detectives are seeking information about a Robbery which occurred at a location in northwest Lakeland during the early morning hours of 12/29/13.


On Saturday December 28th at approximately 8:00 p.m. the victim was at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino located in Tampa, and was approached by the suspect (pictured). Later, when finished playing, the suspect offered the victim a ride back to his vehicle which was parked in another location. The suspect then drove the victim to a location inside Polk County and, with the aid of another unknown suspect, they struck the victim and physically robbed him of his money.  The victim was not seriously injured and refused medical treatment.


The suspect pictured is described as a black male approximately 30-45 years old. He is between 5-9 and 5-11 with a heavy build. The suspect wore a white T shirt and jeans and drove a BMW SUV that is white in color. The SUV is believed to be an X-5 model and has engine and transmission problems.


If anyone has information about this incident or can identify this suspect, they are urged to contact Detective Paul Buoniconti at 863.577.1600, or 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: 12/31/2013