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

At approximately 10:00 a.m., on Sunday, January 13, 2013, a retail theft occurred at the Circle K located at 2425 W. Memorial Blvd. in Lakeland. 

The suspect is a black female approximately 30-40 years of age with red hair wearing a blue dress, brown sandals, and carrying a yellow purse.  The suspect entered the store and began loading food items into her purse.  The suspect then walked to the register and paid for her gas.  The suspect walked out of the store and back to her vehicle which was parked at the gas pumps.   

The vehicle appears to be a maroon unknown type SUV leaving in an unknown direction.  

Anyone with information about this investigation is urged to contact Detective Douglas 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!!

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                                                Date: 2/4/2013