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Polk County Sheriff's detectives are seeking information about the theft of credit cards that occurred in Auburndale on Saturday, February 14, 2009.

Sometime between 12:30 and 1:00 p.m. that day, an unknown person broke into a vehicle that was parked at the International Market World flea market located at 252 US Hwy 92 in Auburndale, and stole the out-of-state victim's purse. Within minutes, the victim's credit cards were used at a local gas station, the north Lakeland Mall, and Home Depot.

At 1:40 p.m. one of the stolen credit cards was used at the CVS located at 2610 US Hwy 92 East in Lakeland. The female suspect can be seen in video surveillance using the card. She is described as a white female in her late 20's, approximately 5'6" tall, with blonde hair, wearing a yellow sleeveless top and black capri pants.

If anyone has information about this incident, please contact Detective Roger Martin at 863.297.1169.



Anyone with information who wants to REMAIN ANONYMOUS and be eligible for a CASH REWARD is asked to call HEARTLAND CRIME STOPPERS AT 1-800-226-TIPS or log onto to submit your tip via the web. For a secure and password protected mobile app for your smart device, go to the app store and download the free “P3tips” mobile app. No caller ID, no recorded lines, no tracking cookies, no saved IP addresses. Anonymity is Guaranteed!!

Media Contact:                                                   Date: 3/9/2009