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Polk County Sheriff’s Office detectives are asking for the public’s help in a Conveyance Burglary and Credit Card Theft investigations. 

On Wednesday, April 2, 2014, an unknown suspect broke the window of a 2012 Jeep Patriot parked at  the Outback Steakhouse located at 5279 South Florida Avenue in Lakeland and removed a brown purse containing the victim’s FL DL and a Bank of America debit card. 

The suspect then used victim’s debit card at the Mulberry Wal-Mart and a Circle K store located near County Line Road and Coronet Road in Lakeland.  

The suspect’s image was captured on video surveillance at Wal-Mart.   

Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Michael Rushing at 863.499.2400, 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: 4/4/2014