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Polk County Sheriff’s deputies are seeking the public’s help in a retail theft investigation.


At approximately 9:47 a.m., on Friday, April 20, 2017, a white male entered Absolute Pawn, located at 843 Wabash Ave N, in Lakeland, and removed merchandise from a shelf.  He then quickly left without paying.


The suspect is described as a white male in his 40s with a beard wearing a blue shirt. The suspect fled eastbound on Emma Street in a white Ford SUV, driven by an unknown second suspect.


Anyone with information about this investigation is urged to contact Detective J. Asbury at 863-577-1630 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: 5/1/2017