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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.


 

Lakeland Police need to identify this suspect of one armed robbery with a knife and one attempted robbery with a knife that occurred on April 20, 2014, within minutes of each other. One robbery occurred at the 7-11, 3071 S. Road 98 and the other at the Grove Park Chevron, 1315 S. Rd 98, Lakeland. The robberies occurred between 6:00am and 7:00am.

In both robberies the suspect entered the stores with a shirt wrapped around his face, brandished a knife and demanded cash from the store clerk.  At the  7-11, the store clerk ran into the cooler and the suspect fled with no money. Minutes later, the suspect appeared at the Grove Park Chevron where the clerk gave the suspect cash and he fled on foot. The images were taken off the surveillance camera from the Grove Park Chevron. Neither victim was injured during the robbery.

The man is described as a white male, 5’08” to 5’11, 130 pounds, 18 to 25 years of age. He was wearing gray sweat pants, a two tone black and gray long sleeve shirt, and black shoes.

If you have any information regarding these robberies, please call  Detective Stacey Pough at 863-834-6966.