Date: April 12, 2004 "For Immediate Release"
To: News Media
From: Sheriff Lawrence W. Crow, Jr.
Media Contact:

Carrie 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. When he
got out of his vehicle, detectives took him into custody without incident.

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.

Distribution: Undersheriff, Division Commanders, Communications, News Media

A text only version of this release is also available.

Star News Releases
News Room
Polk County Sheriff’s Office Home Page