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Information Sought In Armed Robbery At Pizza Hut  Sought 

Polk County Sheriff's Robbery detectives are seeking information about an armed robbery that occurred in Winter Haven on Saturday, May 17, 2008.

Just before midnight Saturday evening at the Pizza Hut located at 500 Overlook Drive in Winter Haven, an unknown black male suspect entered the carry-out restaurant armed with a dark semi-automatic handgun in one hand and a rock in the other. After robbing the cashier and victims of an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect fled north from the scene.

The suspect is described as a black male in his 30’s, between 5’10” and 6’ tall, approximately 250 lbs., wearing black shorts, a black baseball style shirt, camouflage mechanic’s gloves, and a camouflage hunting mask with a black hockey mask over the top of it. A video surveillance photo of the suspect can be seen here.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Det. Christopher Lynn at 1-800-226-0344 or (863) 534-6379


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: 5/20/2008