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

At approximately 1:47 a.m., on Sunday, April 27, 2014, a retail theft occurred at the Circle K located at 4415 Old Kathleen Road in Lakeland.

The suspects in the photo are both white males, approximately 20-25 years of age.  The first suspect is wearing no shirt and black shorts.  The second suspect is wearing a black shirt and black shorts.   Both suspects entered the store and attempted to purchase lottery tickets, sunglasses, and an 18 pack of beer.  When the suspect’s debit card was declined the suspects took the merchandise off the counter and left the store without paying for the property.   

The suspects were observed leaving the area in a Ford F-150 unknown color.    

Anyone with information about this investigation is urged to contact Detective Douglas 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: 5/19/2014