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Polk County Sheriff’s Office detectives are asking for the public’s help in a Retail Theft investigation.

At approximately 2:56 a.m., on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 a Retail Theft occurred at the Circle K located at 8324 U.S. Highway 98 N, Lakeland. 

The suspect in the photo, a white male, approximately 17-20 years of age, wearing a black shirt and black shorts entered the store and walked to the beer cooler.  The suspect picked up an 18 pack of Bud Light and exited the store without paying for the merchandise. 

The suspect was accompanied by a second white male subject, approximately six feet tall with sandy blonde hair wearing a black shirt with gray writing. (not pictured)

Both subjects left the area in an unknown type vehicle which was parked on the south side of the building.

Anyone with information about this investigation is urged to contact Detective Douglas 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: 4/18/2013