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

At approximately 9:07 am on Wednesday May 8th, 2013, an unidentified suspect stole the victims cellular phone from the counter of the A&H Food Store located at 2581 Sun Acres Blvd in Auburndale.  

The victim set her Samsung cellular phone on the counter while she paid for her items and left the phone on the counter when she left the store. The unidentified black male suspect is seen on the video picking up the phone, putting it in his pocket and exiting the store. The suspect got into the vehicle and left the area. 

The suspect is described as a black male, approx. 18 to 24 years old,  5’08” to 5’10” tall, 140 to 160 pounds with shoulder length dreadlocks, wearing a black and white ADIDAS t-shirt, tan pants and black shoes with  red accents, driving a late 1990’s silver Chevy Malibu four door car. 

Anyone with information about this investigation is urged to contact Detective Lawson at 863.297.1100 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