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Polk County Sheriff's Office
Detectives from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office are hoping someone can come forward with information regarding an armed robbery at the Harvest Meat Market (4441 Old Kathleen Road, Lakeland) that occurred on Saturday, September 14th at around 7:14 p.m. Two men armed with semi-automatic handguns robbed the store at gunpoint, forcing the employees into the walk-in freezer. Both suspects are black males, and each wore a dark hoodie, beanie hat, and gloves. As you can see, one has a blue backpack. They fled the scene in a silver newer-model Kia Sportage. Anyone with any information is asked to call Detective Hewett at 863-298-6960, or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward leading to an arrest, contact Heartland Crime Stoppers 1-800-226-TIPS (8477) or www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com and click on "Submit A Tip," or download the free "P3tips" app on your smartphone or tablet.