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Polk County Sheriff’s Office detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in a Retail Theft investigation.

At approximately 4:53 am, on Tuesday, November 15, 2011, an unidentified white male subject wearing a black Under Armour ball cap, black leather jacket, white shirt, and blue jeans entered the Circle K convenience store located at 2425 W. Memorial Boulevard Lakeland.

In addition, two unidentified black males entered behind the white male subject. The first black male subject was wearing a white ball cap, jean jacket, and light blue jean shorts while the second black male subject was wearing a white ball cap, green jacket, black shirt, and jean shorts.

While inside the store, all three subjects concealed store property, to include a charitable donation container.  The suspects left the store without paying for the concealed items.

The suspects fled in a white in color Ford Explorer.

Anyone with information about this investigation is urged to contact Detective Kevin Matheny at 863.577.1623, 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:                                                   Date: 12/9/2011