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Armed Robbery Along First Street

Posted May 6th, 2016

WINTER HAVEN – Winter Haven Police investigators are asking for the public’s help with information regarding an armed robbery that occurred in the early morning hours of May 1 along First Street Northeast.

On May 1, 2016 at approximately 2:30 a.m., two men were walking along the sidewalk in the southbound direction on First Street N near Lake Silver and Lee Ave NE. As the two victims were walking, two unidentified black males crossed First Street and forced the victims to the ground at gunpoint and robbed them both.

There were several cars in the area that passed the incident as it was occurring. Investigators are asking for anyone who was in the area and happen to see the incident to call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477). Callers can remain anonymous and could be eligible for a CASH reward of up to $3,000