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Polk County Sheriff’s Office detectives are asking for the public’s help in a retail theft investigation.

At approximately 11:00 a.m., on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, a retail theft occurred at the Tractor Supply located at 6945 Hwy 98 North in Lakeland.

A white male known as “Trevor” and a white male known as “John” entered the business. While inside, “John” removed a BB gun from the box, then exited the store without paying for the merchandise. The suspects then fled the business parking lot in a green or silver Lincoln Navigator in an unknown direction of travel.

Anyone with information about this investigation is urged to contact Detective J. Leblanc at (863) 577-1600, 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:
Eleazer, Carrie
                                                Date: 1/4/2018