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Polk County Sheriff's detectives are seeking information about a retail theft that occurred at the Dollar General store located at 160 4th Street North (off of US 17) in Eagle Lake on Monday, September 14, 2009.

Around noon that day, two unknown black male suspects entered the store and went to several different aisles. One of the suspects was observed on video surveillance taking socks and putting them under his shirt. The other suspect was observed on video surveillance taking a white plastic laundry basket, putting assorted clothes in it, and walking out of the store.

The suspects are described as: a black male, 6'4" tall, 150 lbs., with a crew cut, unshaven dark complexion, and a slender build, wearing a black T-shirt, jeans, and a ball cap; and a black male, unknown height and weight, wearing a black T-shirt, jeans, and a ball cap.

If anyone has information about this incident they are urged to contact the Polk County Sheriff's Office at 864.534.6200.


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: 9/17/2009