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Sheriff: Man killed during robbery in Polk City, another brutally attacked

Posted at 4:02 PM, Jan 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-04 13:04:50-05

POLK CITY, Fla. — UPDATE: Polk Deputies: Dangerous suspects stole 31 firearms, killed man, brutally attacked another

The Polk County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a man was found dead inside a home in Polk City and another man brutally attacked.

During a news conference, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said it appears the man was killed during a robbery.

Polk County Sheriff's Office responded to a call at around 1:45 p.m. Wednesday near the 7400 block on Berkley Rd. after three Good Samaritans noticed a man covered in blood trying to flag down help.  

"They ran to his help not knowing what was wrong and then went into the house. They took an obvious risk whether they were clearly aware of that at the time," said Sheriff Grady Judd.

The man told the Good Samaritans he had been robbed.

Homicide detectives and crime scene investigators are processing the scene and conducting interviews.

"We have not found any eyewitnesses to this horrific event," said Sheriff Judd.

Neighbors came home on Wednesday night and found deputies in the area.

"Deputies stopped me over there and asked for an ID," said neighbor Nanette Ignacio.

Deputies are looking for suspects driving a Blue Dodge Ram truck with handicap Florida plate Z2SKD. If you see it, call 911. Deputies say the truck belonged to one of the victims and they believe the suspect(s) left in that truck. 

"There's a $3,000 cash reward to lead us to the suspects in this horrid crime," added Sheriff Judd.