Haines City Police Department detectives are asking for the public's help in locating a robbery suspect. According to police...

25-Year-Old Haines City Woman Wanted For Robbing Elderly Man Outside Of Bank

HAINES CITY, Fla. – Haines City Police Department detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a robbery suspect.

According to police, on Friday, July 8 a woman, identified as Rian Montana Covington, of Haines City, met the robbery victim outside Truist Bank at 99 U.S. 17-91 Est and forcefully took a large amount of cash and drove away.

The victim, a 76-year-old man, told detectives he had met the 25-year-old woman about a week ago at a gas station in Haines City. The man said Covington agreed to help him find an apartment. The victim said the woman was in her 20s with tattoos on her arms.

Haines City Police Department detectives are asking for the public's help in locating a robbery suspect. According to police.

The man said he arrived at the bank and removed money from his account. While speaking with Covington, the man said she abruptly began to take the envelope of cash away from him. A struggle ensued and the woman was able to take the envelope, remove a large portion of the cash and drove away.

The suspect drove away in a silver 2011 Chevrolet HHR with a Florida tag, NGSG45. The victim got back in the car and chased the suspect’s vehicle through the city and onto State Road 544.

A witness saw the chase and forwarded the license plate number of the Chevrolet to police. Detectives checked the plate and determined the Chevy HHR did not belong to Covington.

The suspect was last seen headed toward the City of Winter Haven via Lucerne Park Road. An arrest warrant has been issued for one count of robbery.

If you have information that could lead to Covington’s arrest, contact Detective Dominquez at 863-421-3636 ext. 2239. To remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward, contact Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-8477 (TIPS) or via the web at www.p3tips.com.

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