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

At approximately 2:35 a.m., on Saturday, May 25, 2013, at the Walgreen’s located at 6730 U.S. Highway 98 N, Lakeland, a white female approximately 35-45 years of age wearing an orange shirt and plaid shorts entered the store and placed an 18 pack of Natural Ice Beer into a shopping cart along with other items.  The suspect then pushed the cart out of the store and left the scene is an unknown direction. 

The female was accompanied by a black male approximately 30-40 years of age wearing a red shirt and dark pants and is a person of interest in this investigation.

Anyone with information about this investigation is urged to contact Detective Kim 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:
Wood, Donna
                                                Date: 6/3/2013