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Polk County Sheriff's Office detectives are seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect in a retail theft.


On February 8, 2018, an unknown suspect was shopping at the Walmart located at 6745 Church Avenue North in Mulberry when he intentionally replaced a barcode from a game and replaced it with a lesser expensive item.


While the suspect was at a self-checkout line, the Walmart employee noticed he was scanning a “Magic the Gathering” card game and they were scanning as $4.18 apiece. The employee knew that specific game cost more than that.


The suspect rang up five boxes of games valued at $225, and only paid $20.90.


When the suspect was approached by a Walmart employee, he grabbed the games, and quickly left the store. Witnesses believe the suspect fled in a white Jeep Cherokee.


If you have any information about this suspect please contact Detective Holley at 863-499-2400 or at 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:
Cash, Michele
                                                Date: 3/2/2018