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Polk County Sheriff's detectives are seeking information about a residential burglary that occurred in south Lakeland on Myrtle Drive East.

On Thursday afternoon, May 9, 2013 at approximately 2:47 p.m. an unknown white male suspect forced entry into the victim’s residence where he was confronted by the victim. The suspect then fled in a mid-90’s blue, 2-door vehicle, possibly a Dodge Avenger.

The subject is a white male, possibly in his 30’s, wearing a red, button up shirt with a patch on the chest (possibly “Checkers”).

If anyone has information about this incident or can identify the subject, they are encouraged to contact Detective Phil Ryan 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:
Eleazer, Carrie
                                                Date: 5/13/2013