Woman stabbed during robbery at Lake Bonny Park in Lakeland

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Video: Woman stabbed during robbery at Lake Bonny Park in Lakeland

A Lakeland Police Helicopter searches for a suspect who stabbed a woman during a robbery at Lake Bonny Park.

Lakeland, Florida -- Police in Lakeland are looking for a man who stabbed a woman after a robbery.

It happened at Lake Bonny Park, which is right across from Lakeland High School.

Photo Gallery: Police search for Lakeland stabbing suspect

Investigators say at about 4:12 p.m. a 60-year-old woman was taking a routine walk along the exercise paths at the park when she was approached by an unknown white male who demanded money. After the victim handed over her wallet, the suspect removed cash from it, threw the wallet on the ground, and stabbed the woman.  The knife used in the attack has been recovered.

The victim was able to call for help on her cell phone, and has been taken to Lakeland Regional Medical Center. 

The victim gave a description of the suspect: white male, mid 30's, gray polo or t-shirt tan dirty pants, full length.  He had gray tennis shoes and shaggy blonde hair.

Police have set up a perimeter and are using officers on the ground, police dogs and aircraft to assist in the search. The Polk County Sheriff's Office is also assisting.

10 Connects News and the Lakeland Police Department

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