April 10, 2004
Lawrence W. Crow, Jr.
Rodgers, (863) 534-6217 OR (863) 819-1856, Pager
Serial Bank Robber Hits Another Winter Haven Bank
Polk County Sheriff's Robbery detectives are
looking for a serial bank robber who has robbed four banks in the county
within the last month. In each robbery, the suspect walks up to a
teller, hands the teller a note,
takes money, and leaves. In each robbery, he is wearing the same
camouflage floppy hat and large glasses.
The bank robber hit another bank today, Saturday, April 10, around 12:40
p.m. He walked into the Mid-Florida Credit Union at 5540 Cypress
Gardens Blvd. in Winter Haven, with the bank full of customers, handed
the teller a note, and walked out with the cash he received. He fled on
foot in a northbound direction.
The other bank robberies he is responsible for are:
Thursday, March 11, around 3:00 p.m., Wachovia Bank at 5720 Cypress
Gardens Blvd. in Winter Haven.
Saturday, March 20, 11:50 a.m., Bank of America at 888 Cypress Gardens
Blvd. in Winter Haven.
Friday, April 1, 4:30 p.m., Mid-Florida Credit Union at Edgewood and
South Florida in Lakeland.
There are several photos from different banks' surveillance videos. The
suspect is described as a white male in his 50's, with acne scars on his
face, about 5'6" to 5'8" tall, with a thin build. Today he was wearing
the aforementioned hat, glasses, a red, white & blue horizontal striped
shirt, blue jean shorts, and white tennis shoes.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Richard Davis at
the Polk County Sheriff's Office at 1-800-226-0344, 863-533-0344, or
To be eligible for a cash reward and remain anonymous and call the Polk
County Crimestoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS. ANONYMITY IS GUARANTEED!