The following are unsolved crimes throughout Polk, Hardee and Highlands County.  Should you have any information regarding these incidents, please contact Crime Stoppers via this website or by calling 1-800-226-TIPS.  You are guaranteed anonymity.

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Robbery
April 15, 2019

On Monday, April 15th, just before 2:00 A.M., an unknown man walked into the Circle K store at 3100 Galloway Road North in Lakeland, with armed robbery on his mind.

Working in the store at that time was a 77-year-old female employee.

Our suspect approached the woman, and shoved her down to the ground. He then bent over her and put a pocket knife up to her face, grabbed a handful of coins, then forcefully shoved the woman again and fled.

The good news is that the clerk was not seriously hurt.

Our suspect is someone who needs to be locked up, and the sooner, the better. Someone out there must surely be able to recognize him.

If you have any information that would be helpful in solving this case, please contact Detective Anderson at 863-298-6200, or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a CASH REWARD contact Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477). Anonymity is guaranteed! Visit www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com.Download the free "P3tips" app on your device.

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Theft of Lottery Tickets, Circle K, 6340 Coronet Rd, Lakeland
April 06, 2019

Polk County Sheriff’s detectives need help identifying a suspect who stole lottery tickets.

The theft occurred on Monday, March 25th, at approximately 2:34 A.M. The unknown suspect entered the Circle K located at 6340 Coronet Road in Lakeland. When the clerk was distracted, the suspect took numerous lottery tickets, then left in a silver colored van.

The suspect is a black or Hispanic male in his early twenties. He was accompanied by a black or Hispanic female in her thirties to forties.



Armed Robbery, Cinnamon Dr and Coleman Rd, Wnter Haven
April 05, 2019

Detectives from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office are investigating an armed robbery that occurred on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at around 10:18 P.M., in a Winter Haven neighborhood near Cinnamon Drive and Coleman Road (Jan Phyl Village).

While the victim was standing outside in his front yard, a black Nissan Sentra, occupied by four people, pulled into his driveway. Three of the people got out of the car, and two of them chased the victim into the screened-in pool area.

At that point, the two of suspects pointed handguns at the victim, hit him, and took his chain necklace.

The suspects got back into the car and sped away.

The victim suffered only minor injuries.

Descriptions for the three suspects who got out of the car are black males between 17-19 years-old.

video link:

https://business.facebook.com/231037513642840/videos/354848331796736/



Vehicle Burglary, Lake Link area, Winter Haven
April 04, 2019

See the guy ? He obviously has all the time in the world as he finds a vehicle in the Lake Link area on 4-2-19 and takes his time rummaging through the vehicle. (Are those oven mits he's wearing?)
He must have seen the camera because he looks up a couple of times. (We don't think he smiled) Somebody should recognize his clothing to include the shirt with the emblem and distinctive pattern down the sides.
See the guy in this video? He obviously has all the time in the world as he finds a vehicle in the Lake Link area on 4-2-19 and takes his time rummaging through the vehicle. (Are those oven mits he's wearing?)
He must have seen the camera because he looks up a couple of times. (We don't think he smiled) Somebody should recognize his clothing to include the shirt with the emblem and distinctive pattern down the sides.
See the guy in this video? He obviously has all the time in the world as he finds a vehicle in the Lake Link area on 4-2-19 and takes his time rummaging through the vehicle. (Are those oven mits he's wearing?)
He must have seen the camera because he looks up a couple of times. (We don't think he smiled) Somebody should recognize his clothing to include the shirt with the emblem and distinctive pattern down the sides.
 
video link:https://business.facebook.com/175433949189901/videos/303883690279048/