From the
Files of . . .
Polk County Crime Stoppers
Polk County Sheriff's Office detectives are seeking information about a rash of business burglaries that occurred during one weekend in the Winter Haven area.

Detectives are looking for possibly 2 suspects who are responsible for "smash and grab" style burglaries. The suspect(s) smash the front door/window of the business, remove the cash register drawer, and flee the scene before deputies, responding to the burglary alarm, arrive.

The first burglary occurred at the Subway restaurant, 2834 Recker Hwy, around 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 19th. Video surveillance indicates that two black male suspects, one wearing a long-sleeved hooded sweatshirt, and one in a white shirt and hat, smashed through front door, grabbed the cash register drawer and several bags of potato chips, and fled.

The second burglary occurred at the Subway at 1094 Spirit Lake Road, around 1:30 a.m. on Monday, June 21st. Video surveillance shows two suspects, one wearing long sleeves and a mask, entered through the front door, which they smashed, and took the cash drawer.

The third burglary occurred at the Kash Mart convenience store, 1290 34th Street NW, around 2:45 a.m. Monday morning. The same scenario happened at this store, except without any video surveillance footage. The front door was smashed and the cash drawer was taken.

The fourth burglary occurred at the Auto Zone, 3500 Havendale Blvd., around 3:15 a.m. on Monday. The front door was smashed, and instead of the cash drawer, 2 mini-bikes valued at $400 each were taken. One is red, white, and green, and one is yellow.

Anyone with information about these incidents is urged to contact Detective Suzan Weiss at 1-800-226-0344 or (863) 297-1146.

Anyone with information who wants to remain anonymous and be eligible for a CASH REWARD is asked to call Polk County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS.
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February 1, 2001