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


At approximately 2:40 a.m., on Sunday April 16th, 2017, a retail theft occurred at the Circle K located at 3808 Deeson Road in Lakeland.


An unknown white male who was originally wearing a black tank top, jeans, and boots removed several cases of water from the front of the store without paying for the water. The second photograph is the suspect after he put on a red and white striped polo shirt. The suspect was with another white male and white female in a small brown truck. The suspect fled the store on foot, heading south on Lewellyn Road.


Anyone with information about this investigation is urged to contact Detective J. Leblanc 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:
Cash, Michele
                                                Date: 4/27/2017