Date: November 26, 2002 "For Immediate Release"
To: News Media
From: Sheriff Lawrence W. Crow, Jr.
Media Contact:


Carrie Rodgers, (863) 534-6217 OR (863) 819-1856, Pager

PCSO Robbery Detectives Seeking Known Bank Robbery Suspect

On July 12, 2002, the Bank of America at 2536 Hwy 92 E. in Lakeland, Florida, was robbed by 3 black male suspects.  One suspect pointed a handgun at the bank teller while the two others acted as lookouts.  Thanks to surveillance video and the help of Polk County Crimestoppers, PCSO Robbery Detectives were able to quickly identify the three suspects:  Kenvon Burch, DOB 10/27/80; Rasha Honors, DOB 10/29/81; and Tresmayne Porter, DOB 11/15/77.   An updated Crimestoppers bulletin was sent out with the suspects'  information, and Honors and Burch were apprehended in August and October, respectively.  They are both currently in the Polk County Jail facing numerous charges.

Tresmayne Porter remains at large.  He currently has a Polk County warrant for his arrest for Robbery.  He is a possible suspect in other bank robberies in the county and is wanted for questioning in those.  The Lakeland Police Department is also looking for Porter in reference to bank robberies in the city of Lakeland.  In addition, Porter has Pasco County and Hillsborough County warrants for robbery of banks in those areas.

Tresmayne Porter's mug shot photo from previous arrests can be seen on website, under "Jail Information Inquiries".  He is a black male and is described as 5'6", 140 lbs., and his last known address was 1334 North Thompson Avenue in Lakeland. Porter goes by the nickname "Book".

Tresmayne Porter is considered dangerous.  If you have any information on his whereabouts, please call Detective Richard Davis or Ed Moran at (863) 534-6379.   If you wish to remain anonymous, and be eligible for a CASH REWARD, call the Polk County Crimestoppers at  1-800-226-TIPS.


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