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Polk County Sheriff’s deputies are seeking the public’s help in a theft investigation.


At approximately 5:00 AM, on Monday, June 5, 2017, a white or Hispanic male walked onto the property of Crespo Auto, located at 2232 Old Tampa Hwy in Lakeland, and removed property belonging to the business.


The suspect is a white or Hispanic male, approximately 5’6” tall weighing approximately 160 pounds.  The suspect has dark hair, and is wearing a light colored shirt and jeans.


The suspect approached from the west, then fled with the property to the east.  The suspect was riding a light colored bicycle.


Anyone with information about this investigation is urged to contact Detective J. Asbury 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: 6/20/2017