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

At approximately 3:30 p.m., on Wednesday, January 9, 2013, a retail theft occurred at the Circle K located at 8324 U.S. Highway 98 North in Lakeland. 

The suspect in the photo, a white female, approximately 30-35 years of age, wearing a white and black striped shirt, black pants, and sandals.  The suspect has a tattoo covering her entire lower right arm.  

The suspect entered the store and attempted to purchase several snack food items with her EBT card.  Once the card was declined the suspect left the store with the items in her possession.  The suspect was last seen entering an unknown type vehicle which was parked at the gas pumps.   

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!!

Media Contact:
Eleazer, Carrie
                                                Date: 2/5/2013