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Polk County Sheriff's Office detectives are seeking the public’s help in identifying a retail theft suspect.


On Thursday, January 18, 2018, between 12:53 p.m. and 1:10 p.m., an unknown suspect stole merchandise valued at $300.00 from the Maxpay Pawn Shop located at 646 Combee Road North in Lakeland. The suspect took a PlayStation 4 gaming system from the shelf and conceals it underneath his coat and exits Maxpay Pawn Shop.  The suspect is described as a white male, wearing a gray jacket with the word, “nut” on the back.



If you know who the suspect is please contact Detective Eldridge at 863-499-2400.



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:
Cash, Michele
                                                Date: 2/8/2018