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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 Lincoln Avenue towards Susan Drive. A pink glove and womans 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.

 

 


On Saturday, October 4th, detectives continued to follow up on leads from the community and their investigative efforts in locating the suspect, Anthony Michael Jackomino. After conducting searches at several locations, around 7:00pm, the suspect was located by detectives at 725 Creative Drive in Lakeland and arrested without incident. Detectives also located his vehicle at this location and it was secured as it was believed to have been used in the offense. The investigation continues as detectives are still looking for the second suspect involved in the Armed/Occupied Burglary. The arrest of Jackomino within 48 hours of the incident is a result of the great work everyone did , to include the communities help and a crime stoppers tip.


UPDATE ***UPDATE

 

The suspect that was armed with the handgun in yesterday’s burglary and armed robbery has been identified by the Lakeland Police Department as; Anthony Michael Jackomino, DOB 10/8/79. Detectives worked throughout the evening and until early this morning following up on leads, obtaining a forensic sketch of the suspect and reviewing a tip from Heartland Crime Stoppers. Because of their diligent efforts, they  were able to obtain an arrest warrant for Jackomino. The charges are:

1.      Robbery with a firearm.

2.      Armed/Occupied Burglary to Residence With Assault

3.      Grand Theft

4.      Possession of a Firearm by Convicted Felon

Jackomino may be driving a 2003 silver Dodge Dakota pickup bearing Fl tag ARA-N69. He is considered armed and dangerous and if located, call 911 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-8477.

 

On October 3, 2014, at 12:16 p.m., the Lakeland Police Department responded to 2428 Cambridge Avenue in reference to a burglary in progress.  The victim, Matthew Lindsey, 28 yrs old, arrived home to see a grey pick-up truck in his driveway. At that time, the victim thought this was the pest control driver’s vehicle so he entered the residence. A Hispanic male came from a bedroom with a handgun and pointed it at Lindsey’s head and told him to leave. Lindsey exited the house and then observed the Hispanic male suspect and a black male enter he pick-up truck and leave. Lindsey then called 911.The suspects were last seen driving eastbound on Easton Drive. Lindsey advised that several items had been stolen from the residence.

 

Suspect #1 – Hispanic Male, approx. 5’08” to 5’11”, 180 lbs, with an unkempt beard, medium build, 24 to 30 years of age. Last seen wearing a grey long sleeve shirt and orange ski cap. See the above forensic sketch.

Suspect #2 – Black male, slim with no other description.

 

Suspect’s Vehicle – Silver Dodge Ram, older model, single cab, with a pressure washer in the rear.

 

The suspects should be considered armed and dangerous and anyone with information on their whereabouts should call 911 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-8477.