Sheriff’s Office Asks for Help Solving Weekend Robbery

Posted: April 18, 2011 by The STR in NEWS & LOCAL NEWS
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Polk County sheriffs detectives Monday said they are seeking this man in connection with a robbery Saturday at the Circle K convenience store at 4415 Kathleen Road.

LAKELAND | Sheriff’s detectives today are trying to find a robber who held up a Circle K convenience store at 4415 Kathleen Road in Lakeland on Saturday. The robbery happened about midnight Saturday when a man a silver revolver confronted two store clerks and ordered them to give him money from the register, according to a release from the Polk County Sheriff‘s Office.

The robber then demanded wallets from the clerks, and when one refused, the robber reached into the victim’s pants pocket and removed the wallet, the report said. The suspect then searched the second victim and took money. Neither clerk suffered any injuries.

The robber took packages of “Black and Mild” cigarettes and fled the store on foot, heading north along Kathleen Road.

The man is described as black, possibly in his 20s, with tightly-twisted, shoulder-length dreadlocks. He wore a black T-shirt with a long-sleeve white shirt under the black shirt. He wore dark jeans, a cap and beige work gloves

Anyone with information about the case can contact Detective Chris Madden at 863-287-4762 or 863-298-6200.

People with information but who want to remain anonymous can call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 800-226-TIPS or give information online at www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com. iPhone users can download a free tip-submit app to anonymously report crime. To install this free app, search for “TipSoft” or “TipSubmit” on the Apple App Store.

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