April 12, 2004
Lawrence W. Crow, Jr.
Rodgers, (863) 534-6217 OR (863) 819-1856, Pager
Serial Bank Robber Apprehended in Lake Wales
Polk County Sheriff's Robbery detectives
arrested 52-year-old Robert Matthew Albritton today at 4:24 p.m. after
their investigation revealed he was staying in a local motel.
Detectives waited outside his room at the Super 8 Motel in Lake Wales
this afternoon until Albritton appeared. They followed him as he drove
to the nearby BP gas station at U.S. Hwy 27 and S.R. 60 in Lake Wales.
got out of his vehicle, detectives took him into custody without
Albritton will be booked into the Polk County Jail later this evening,
after interviews and the processing of his vehicle and motel room. He
will be charged with one count Robbery of a Bank for the March 11th
Wachovia bank robbery. Subsequent robbery charges will be filed
once he is in jail.
Undersheriff, Division Commanders, Communications, News Media
A text only version of this release is also available.