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On Monday, February 5, 2018, around 2:24 a.m., an unknown suspect forced entry through the front gate of the DLD Granite business located at 1057 U.S. Highway 92 West in Lakeland. Once the suspect went inside the business, he or she removed multiple hand tools (valued at $5,000) and stole a black, 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 pick-up truck. The pick-up truck has about $4,000 worth of merchandise or tools inside.  The pick-up truck has the company logo, "DLD Granite" on the truck doors, and has a FL Tag "HAULBUT". The suspect drove the pick-up truck to the Smithbilt Industries Inc. business located at 1061 U.S. Highway 92 West and committed another burglary - stealing about $10,000 in merchandise.

The pictures below show the suspect inside the Smithbilt Industries Inc., building.   

Anyone who can identify the suspect, or if anyone sees the Chevrolet Silverado, please notify Detective Luke Eldridge at (863) 499-2400 or at



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: 2/6/2018