Suspect Sought: Burglary/Grand Theft

"For Immediate Release"
Media Contact: Sonya Dodds, (863) 820-4839

From the
Files of . . .
Polk County Crime Stoppers
More than 30 orchids were reported stolen during two separate burglaries that occurred at a private greenhouse at Starr Lake Nursery, near Lake Wales. The burglaries are believed to have occurred between 9 p.m. July 20, 1997, and 6 a.m. July 21, 1997. Additionally, the nursery was burglarized during the early morning hours of July 26, 1997. The orchids range in value from $20 to $200 each.

Polk County Sheriff's Office Agricultural Deputy Rob Oakman is in charge of the investigation.

 A reward of up to $1,000 may be awarded for information leading to the arrest or indictment of a suspect or suspects. Anyone with information is asked to contact Polk County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS. Anonymity is Guaranteed!

September 23, 1997


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