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

On March 7, 2013, at approximately 6:19 pm, a burglary occurred in the area of 1919 West 10th Street in Lakeland. 

The unknown suspects were driving an early 2000’s model blue with two tone silver Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The letters “Monte Carlo” were displayed in white lettering across the top of the windshield (see attached photo).  

The suspects parked in front of the victim’s apartment and exited the vehicle. The suspects gained entry to the victim’s apartment and removed electronics and jewelry while the victim was away. The suspect loaded the stolen items into the suspect vehicle and left the area traveling west on West 10th Street in Lakeland. 

Anyone with information about this investigation is urged to contact Detective Kevin Matheny at 863.287.2367, 863.577.1623 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:
Eleazer, Carrie
                                                Date: 4/19/2013