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Composite Sketch Of Armed Carjacker Released


LAKE WALES – The Polk County Sheriff’s Office hopes this composite sketch will help them catch an armed carjacker.

Roy Rivera-Jimenez was driving home from a friend’s house in Frostproof on Highway 27 when he saw a hitchhiker and stopped to give him a ride, according to a sheriff’s office news release.

The hitchhiker then directed the driver down a dead-end road and demanded his money and car at gunpoint.  The suspect hit Rivera-Jimenez on the head with the gun several times, according to deputies.  The gunman then drove off.

Investigators are looking for the car, a black 2007 Suzuki Forenza with the license tag S39-5CS, and for the suspect.

Rivera-Jimenez was treated and released from Lake Wales Hospital.

Anyone with any information on this case should call the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at (863) 533-0344 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS.


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