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Polk County Sheriff’s office Agriculture Crime detectives are asking for the public’s help in a two Fuel Theft investigation.

Between March 3 and 7, 2013, 150 gallons of red dyed fuel was taken from a pump house located on Ellis Road in Bartow.

On March 22, 2013, 400 gallons of red dyed fuel was taken from a pump house located on Avon Park Road in Frostproof.

The unknown suspects cut holes in the fuel tanks in each incident.

Anyone with information about this investigation is urged to contact Detective Don Carter at 863.534.7205, 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: 3/27/2013