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Polk County Sheriff’s deputies are seeking the public’s help in a Theft investigation.

At approximately 2:17 pm, on Tuesday, September 22, 2009, a male subject, described as approximately 6’ tall or taller, and between the ages of 55 to 60, entered the Walgreens Pharmacy located at 6710 Old Polk City Road, Lakeland.  He was wearing a blue and white stripe polo shirt, khaki pants, and white hi-top tennis shoes,

Once inside the store, he took two cartons of Kool Cigarettes and began to wrap the cartons in plastic.  When he was approached by the clerk he threw the cigarettes down and fled the store. 

Anyone with information about this investigation is urged to contact Detective Tonya Wright at 863.577.1600, or 963.534.6200.


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: 10/13/2009