Arrest warrant issued in robbery and beating of a 76-year-old smoke shop owner

LAKELAND, Fla. - An arrest warrant has been issued for one of the suspects believed to be involved in the beating of a smoke shop owner in Lakeland.

Angel Miguel Molina, 28, is now wanted by police for strong armed robbery and battery on a person 65 years of age or older. 

According to a news release, on Thursday two men robbed the Mark Twain Smoke Shop located at 124 West Main Street. 

During the robbery, Lakeland Police say the owner of the shop, a 76-year-old woman, was beat up. She sustained non-life threatening injuries. 

The suspects escaped with a total of $18.00.

LPD says Molina has a history of violence. They are warning people not to approach him, but to contact police immediately if they see him. 

Anyone with information on Molina's whereabouts is asked to contact the Lakeland Police Department at 863-834-6900, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-8477. To remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward, you must contact contact Crime Stoppers.

The other suspect has still not been identified. 


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