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Polk County Sheriff’s deputies are seeking information in a recent series of Business Burglaries involving lawn care equipment. 

Detectives believe that suspect(s) conducted surveillance of the businesses, or have made contact with the businesses just prior to the burglaries occurring.  Detectives also believe that the suspect(s) used box trucks or U-Haul trucks to carry the equipment from the businesses. 

Detectives would like to speak with three people of interest in this investigation, Franky Gonzalez-Soriano DOB 7/20/76, Xavier Luis Santiago-Velez DOB 9/14/82, and Alexander Barrera-Martinez DOB 2/4/74.

If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of the three persons of interest, or of box truck/u-haul trucks in the area of lawn care businesses, please contact Detective Robert Gaylord at 863.534.6291, or 863.298.6200.


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:
Wood, Donna
                                                Date: 9/2/2010