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Polk County Sheriff's detectives are seeking information about the theft of credit cards, a firearm, and an in-car stereo system that occurred between the hours of 11:40 p.m, Tuesday, October 6th and 1:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 7th, 2009, at 710 Sunset Cove Drive in Winter Haven.

During that time frame, unknown suspect(s) broke the glass of the rear driver's side door of a black Dodge Ram pickup truck parked at that residence and removed from within the truck a wallet that contained several credit cards, a black .9 mm semi-automatic handgun (serial number P1272878), and the in-car stereo system.

One of the credit cards was used at 1:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 7th, at a BP gas station located at 421 Havendale Blvd. in Auburndale. The three suspects, seen here on video surveillance, are described as:

A heavyset black female, wearing a green and white striped dress; a heavyset black female wearing a yellow tank top with khaki capri pants, with shoulder-length hair; and a heavyset black male wearing all black clothing, with shoulder-length dreadlocks. The suspects were driving a black 4-door car, possibly a Ford Escort.

If anyone has information about this incident or can identify these suspects, they are urged to contact Detective Matt Beebe at 863.297.1149, 863.297.1100 or 1.800.226.0344.


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: 10/9/2009