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PCSO deputies are seeking the public's help to identify a suspect who stole cartons of cigarettes from different stores in Polk County.

On Monday, January 23, 2017, and Tuesday, January 24, 2017 the suspect seen here stole several cartons of Newport 100's brand cigarettes from the following stores in Polk County:

  • Family Dollar store located at 2790 US Hwy 92 East in Winter Haven
  • Circle K store located at 3100 Galloway Road North in Lakeland
  • 7-Eleven located at 6175 US Hwy 98 South in Lakeland
  • Walgreen located at Charlotte Rd and Havendale Ave in Auburndale

After each crime, he fled the different scenes in a black Nissan Sentra. The suspect is described as a 6' tall black male with dreads, wearing a black Tshirt and jeans.

If anyone has information about this suspect they are urged to contact Detective Angulo at 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: 1/25/2017