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Polk County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying two persons of interest in a Theft investigation.

At approximately 8:40 pm, on Friday, October 23, 2009, at the Dollar General Store, 105 Rifle Range Road, Whaneta, a female patron’s wallet was taken from her shopping cart.

Two people of interest were seen near the victim’s cart.  The first was a white female wearing jeans and a light colored t-shirt style shirt.  She had light brown hair.  The second subject is a Hispanic male who wore long shorts, and a bright green polo style shirt.

The subjects were driving a dark colored possibly green Ford F-150 pickup. When they left the store, they traveled south on Rifle Range Road.

Anyone with information about this investigation is urged to contact Detective Lonnie Tanner at 863.534.6291, or 863.534.6200.


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: 11/6/2009