On January 14, 2011, at 3:21 AM, the Lakeland Police Department responded to a commercial armed robbery in progress at the 7-11 Store, 290 Lakeland Park Drive. The suspect Jonathan Woods entered the store with a pistol grip shotgun and demanded money from the clerk and a customer. The suspect left the store and entered a vehicle driven by his brother, Jared Woods.
An eyewitness outside of the store followed the vehicle and alerted police to its whereabouts. Within one mile of the store, uniform patrol officers pulled the vehicle over at which time both suspects fled on foot. The suspect, Jonathan Woods was observed discarding the shotgun in a row of bushes. Both suspects were apprehended by LPD Police K-9.
Police discovered two passengers in the vehicle and after questioning, the suspect Jessica Lynn Brooks was also charged with Armed Robbery.
The clerk was not injured in the robbery.
- Sgt. Gary Gross
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