Update: On October 28, 2016 Lake Wales Detectives took custody of Mohamed Allam’s cell phone. A citizen told detectives they located the phone in Lake Wales at the intersection of SR60 and Evergreen Dr on October 27, 2016. After finding the phone the citizen became aware of the homicide investigation and notified law enforcement about finding the phone. Detectives confirmed the found phone belongs to Allam and the phone will be processed for evidence. No arrests have been made but detectives are following up on leads as they come in.
Anyone who has information about the homicide of Mohamed Allam is asked to call Detective Aubrey Davis at (863) 678-4223 extension 276 or Heartland Crime Stoppers at (800) 226-8477. Heartland Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information leading to the arrest of the suspects in this case. The Lake Wales Police Department is offering an additional reward of $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the suspects in this case.
This is an active and ongoing investigation. As developments happen updates will be provided.
Lake Wales, Florida -he Lake Wales Police Department is investigating an early morning robbery that resulted in a store employee being shot and killed. On October 27, 2016 at 2:22am officers were dispatched to 704 N. Scenic Hwy, the QP Convenience Store, in reference to a call about an injured man lying near a vehicle in the parking lot. A passerby saw the man lying in the parking lot and called to report it. When officers arrived they located Mohamed Allam, a 48 year old Lake Wales resident, lying near the passenger side rear of his 2004 Volvo XC90. Officers located a gunshot wound on the victim and immediately rendered aid. Polk County Fire Rescue also responded to the scene and took over medical treatment of Allam. Allam was transported to the Lake Wales Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. Allam’s family responded to the Lake Wales Medical Center where officers notified them. Video surveillance shows Allam, who is a store employee, had closed the business and was walking out to his vehicle to leave. Allam was approached and confronted by two suspects who were wearing hooded clothing to conceal their identity. The video shows Allam removing his pants at the direction of the suspects. One of the suspects takes the pants and at some point during the confrontation Allam was shot with a handgun by one of the suspects. The suspects fled the scene on foot running south toward Dr. JA Wiltshire Ave. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Unit responded to process the scene. The only property Allam had when he was robbed and shot was his personal property. This is an active investigation and updates will be provided as new information develops. Attached are two photographs of the scene and video surveillance footage. Anyone who has information on the robbery/homicide is asked to contact Detective Aubrey Davis at (863) 678-4223 extension 276 or Heartland Crime Stoppers at (800) 226-8477.