Suspects Sought: Theft

"For Immediate Release"
Media Contact: Michal Holder, 863 534-6631 or 863 819-0397, pager

From the
Files of . . .
Polk County Crime Stoppers

Heavy Equipment Thefts

Polk County law enforcement agencies are investigating a string of business burglaries that have occurred in the southwest side of Polk County in the last month. Heavy equipment including welding tools and pressure washers have been stolen during the burglaries. The suspects typically use a stolen box truck to haul away the equipment from the business during the burglaries. A yellow 1994 Penske box truck (tag number HG501Z) stolen from a local business has been used in at least two of the burglaries.

Detectives are seeking information leading to the arrest or indictment of a suspect and/or the recovery of the stolen equipment.

Polk County Sheriff's Office Detective John Joiner is in charge of the investigation, and can be reached at 863 499-2400.

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!

May 13, 1999


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