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Polk County Sheriff’s deputies are seeking the public’s help locating a suspect in a Residential Burglary.

Sometime between the 9:15 am, and 10:00 am, on Monday, May 31, 2010, a window on the west side of a residence on Atlantic Avenue, Babson Park, was broken and a suspect or suspects entered the house.

Once inside the residence, several loaded firearms, a television, DVD player, and other property was stolen.  Some of the stolen property was recovered a short time later in a wooded area northwest of the residence; however some of the firearms are still missing.

If you have any information on this incident, please contact Detective Rick Larence 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:
Wood, Donna
                                                Date: 6/1/2010