Date: August 13, 2001 "For Immediate Release"
To: News Media
From: Sheriff Lawrence W. Crow, Jr.
Media Contact: Scott Wilder, (863)534-6299 or (941)820-1198 pager
Armed Robbery Suspects Sought/Crime Stoppers

Detectives with the Polk County Sheriff's Office are releasing the following information regarding an armed robbery of a Lakeland Domino's Pizza Restaurant with a unique descriptive characteristic of a suspect.

An armed robbery of the Dominos Pizza Restaurant located at 5508 Highway 98 N. (manager Joel Davis, 858-2251) occurred on Friday night, August 10, 2001. At approximately 11:50 p.m. three employees of Domino's Pizza were standing outside of the business with the door propped open when two black males who had their faces covered with t-shirts approached them, coming from behind the business. The suspects were armed with a shotgun with pistol-style grips and a handgun. They forced the employees inside the business and demanded cash. The two men then fled the business in an undetermined direction. No vehicle was observed. No injuries occurred. The descriptions of the two men are as follows:

Suspect 1: Black male, approximately 6'2", 220 lbs, wearing blue jeans, a green shirt, and a white t-shirt wrapped around and covering his face. He was holding a shotgun, double
barrel over & under style, with pistol grips. The suspect appeared to have one brown eye, and one green eye.

Suspect 2: Black male, approximately 6'6", 180 lbs, "tall and lanky," wearing beige pants, black t-shirt, and a black t-shirt wrapped around and covering his face. He had a 38-caliber revolver handgun, dark in color.

Any one with any information regarding this crime is asked to call the Polk County Sheriff's Office Bureau of Criminal Investigations, 534-6379 or 533-0344. Any one with information who wishes to remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 may call Polk County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477).

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