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Polk County Sheriff's deputies are seeking information about a trend involving the theft of change from industrial vacuum cleaner change resevoirs.

Sometime between August 10th and October 25th, 2011, unknown persons removed the loose change from the change resevoir of an industrial vacuum cleaner at the Shell gas station located at 28274 US Hwy 27 in Dundee. It does not appear the suspect forced entry. This same type of theft has occurred at vacuum cleaners in Lake Wales, Eagle Lake, and Tampa.

If anyone has information about this incident or can identify this suspect, they are urged to call Detective Michael Britt at 863.438.9540.


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: 11/2/2011