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Polk County Sheriff's deputies are seeking information about a business burglary that occurred at Grove Equipment located at 5905 SR 60 in Bartow.

Sometime between the hours of 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 14, and 7:40 a.m. on Monday, August 16, 2010, unknown suspect(s) cut the lock on the gate at the fence to the business and removed four orange commercial "Bad Boy" brand lawn mowers, valued at over $20,000 total. A photo of one of the lawn mowers can be seen here.

If anyone saw anything suspicious during the above-mentioned dates and times, they are urged to contact Detective Michael Carver at 863.534.6291 or Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1.800.226.TIPS. 


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!!

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