Polk County deputies seek rape suspect

Polk County deputies said they need help to find a man they believe raped an elderly woman.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, the crime occurred at a home in the area of U.S. Highway 17-92 near Baker Avenue East and McKeown Avenue East in Haines City.

During this time, the agency said an unknown male entered the home and raped an elderly woman sometime between the late evening of September 28 to the early morning hours of September 29.

He also stole items before fleeing.

Detectives asks for anyone with information to contact them at 863-289-7123 or 863-298-6379.

You can submit an anonymous tip by contacting Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-8477 or at www.P3tips.com.