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Polk County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in a Business Burglary investigation.


At approximately 2:16 a.m. on Wednesday, February 13, 2013, two suspects forced entry into the Vive Grocery Store parking lot located at 1945 Ariana Street, Lakeland.  The suspects cut the lock to a secured gate located on the east side of the business where two 26’ U-Haul trucks were stored. The suspects left the business with the trucks and traveled westbound on Ariana Street.


The suspects are described as:


1)    appeared to be wearing a dark colored sweater, blue jeans, and a mask.

2)    appeared to be wearing a light blue hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, and black gloves.


The first U-Haul has a picture of a giant squid and the word “Newfoundland” on the side. The second U-Haul has a picture of a cruise ship as seen from above. Both vehicles have Arizona tags, license plate #AD56189 and #ADT3290.


Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact Detective Desirey Wright 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:
Wood, Donna
                                                Date: 2/15/2013