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Polk County Sheriff's deputies are seeking the public's help in a business burglary that occurred in Willow Oak.

Between 12:18 and 12:28 a.m. on Tuesday, February 18, 2014, an unknown suspect entered the El Rancho restaurant located at 4085 SR 60 in the Willow Oak area of Mulberry and burglarized three cash registers.  After removing an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect fled the scene on foot.

The suspect can be seen here on video surveillance.  He is described as an unknown race male wearing a camo ski mask over his face, gray hoodie, dark sweatpants, gloves, white shoes, holding a yellow crowbar.

If anyone has information about this incident or can identify this suspect, they are urged to contact Detective Rushing 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:
Eleazer, Carrie
                                                Date: 2/21/2014