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Polk County Sheriff's deputies are seeking the public's help in the theft of beer from a Kangaroo Express store in Lake Wales.

Around 3:00 a.m. on Monday, January 20, 2014, an unknown white male walked into the Kangaroo Express convenience store located at 14581 US Hwy 27 North in Lake Wales, removed an 18-pack of Bud Light beer from the cooler, and walked out of the store without paying.  The suspect appears to be between the ages of 16 and 20 years old, with acne.  He was seen leaving the area in a small blue car, possibly a Nissan.

If anyone has information about this incident or recognizes this suspect, they are urged to contact Detective Bobby Abbatoy at 863-287-9500.


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: 1/29/2014