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Information Sought in Tree Nursery Theft
The Polk County Sheriff's Office Agricultural Crimes Unit is seeking information regarding a Burglary Grand Theft that occurred at the Bartow Ornamental Nursery, located at 200 Gandy Cemetery Rd. in Bartow, between Jan. 15, 2002 and Feb. 20, 2002.

In all, 525  6' tall red cedar trees were stolen.  The trees were in 7 gallon containers. 

Anyone with information concerning the whereabouts of the trees or the individual (s) involved in this crime should contact D/S Keith Sumner at 863-534-6319.

Anyone with information concerning this crime who wants to remain anonymous and be eligible for up to a $2,000 reward is asked to call Polk County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS. Anonymity is  Guaranteed!

Media Contact: Aaron Flint, (863) 534-6377
February 26, 2002

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