Suspect shoved clerk to the ground during robbery

The Polk County Sheriff's Office released surveillance video of a convenience store clerk being pushed to the ground by a robbery suspect in Lakeland.

Deputies say the suspect walked into a Circle K, located on Galloway Road, just before 2 a.m. on Monday.

They say he walked up to the 77-year-old female employee, shoved her to the ground and then bent over and put a knife in her face.

Deputies say he then grabbed a handful of coins, before shoving the employee again.

Anyone who might recognize the suspect is asked to call Detective Anderson at 863-298-6200, or remain anonymous by contacting Heartland Crimestoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477).