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Polk County Sheriff's Detectives are seeking information in a Retail Theft investigation.

At 6:00 pm, on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, a white male and a black male entered the Christina Beverage store located at 1061 Highway 540 A, East, Lakeland.  The white male removed a pack of Marlboro cigarettes from the store and left without paying. 

The white male had a large, Celtic style cross tattooed on his upper left arm.  Both subjects have been observed in the business on prior occasions. 

Anyone with information about this investigation 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: 5/9/2014