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Bank Robbery Attempt

 

On October 24th, at 4:45 p.m., an attempted robbery occurred at the Bank of America located at 2301 S. Florida Avenue. Nicholas Charles Buckley entered the bank wearing a dark color baseball type hat, dark sunglasses, and wearing pink gloves on both hands. Buckley passed a note to the teller demanding $7,300.00 and instructed her not to call the police. Buckley got suspicious after another teller approached and he exited the bank without getting any money.

Police officers responded and set up a perimeter while Police K-9 began to track. Ofc. Tony Williams observed Buckley who fit the description as he walked down north on Lincoln Avenue towards Susan Drive. A pink glove and woman's sunglasses were located on Buckley. Buckley was interviewed by detectives and admitted to the attempted robbery. He was arrested and transported to the Polk County Jail. No booking photograph is available at this time.

 

Arrested:

Nicholas Charles Buckley

DOB: 12/23/79

Address: 819 Susan Drive, Lakeland, Fl.

Charge: Robbery (attempt) , F2.


On October 21, 2014 at approximately 1:47 a.m., the Lakeland Police Department responded to an armed robbery at the Ramada Inn, 3260 Highway 98 North. The on-duty clerk advised that three (3) masked men rushed through the front door of the hotel and demanded him to turn around, shut up and face the wall. The clerk said they then demanded money from the register and he handed them the cash drawer. The three suspects fled out the front door in an unknown direction. The clerk was not injured in the robbery.

 

A video surveillance system captured the robbery as well as the suspects’ vehicle. The vehicle is described as a; silver or gold colored Ford F150 crew cab with chrome (long) steps with a sliding rear window.

 

Suspect #1 - was 6’, skinny, wearing a black hoodie, tan pants, black mask, and gloves and armed with a small handgun.

 

Subject #2 - was 6’, skinny, wearing black pants, black hoodie and a white Halloween mask (possibly a “Scream” mask), white gloves and armed with a small silver handgun.

 

Subject #3 - was 6’, heavyset - 200-220 lbs., wearing a black hoodie, black pants and gloves.

Anyone with information on the robbery is asked to contact the Lakeland Police Department at 863-834-8978, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-8477. To be eligible for a cash reward, you must contact Crime Stoppers.

 

 


Join Lakeland PAL in celebrating 100 years of the National PAL organization. On November 1, 2014, the PAL Celebration Dinner and Silent Auction will be held at the Apostle Henry Ross Center from 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. The MC for the evening will be Smart Mouth Entertainment’s Jason Alexander and includes guest speaker, Big Milton Creagh, and live entertainment.

Tickets may be purchased in advance for $25.00 or at the door for $35.00. We also thank the sponsors of this event: Publix Super Markets Charities, Lakeland Electric, Regal Lakeland and Super Choice Foods.

WHEN:         Saturday, November 1, 2014
WHERE:      Apostle Henry Ross Center
                    1302 MLK Jr. Avenue
                    Lakeland, FL
TIME:          6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
TICKETS:   $25.00 in advance
                   $35.00 at the door

For more information, or to purchase tickets, please contact Lakeland PAL at 863-834-8970.


The Loyal Order of Moose, District #20 is an international organization of men and women dedicate to caring for young and old, bringing communities close together and celebrating life. Today, they donated a bag full of Tommy Moose stuffed dolls for us to give out to children in need or who have been victimized. We certainly appreciate their donations, time and efforts in making our community a better place to leave.