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

At approximately 6:43 pm, on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, a Residential Burglary occurred at a residence on Poinsettia Road, Auburndale.

A witness observed a black male briefly exit the front door of the victim’s residence then go back inside. The witness described the suspect to be a black male in his teens to early 20’s wearing a blue or grey jersey style shirt.

The suspect stole approximately currency then fled the area by jumping the victim’s fence in the back yard which leads directly to the Beverage Castle located at 605 Charlotte Road in Auburndale.

The attached images are from store surveillance and captured the images of a person of interest in this case. 

Anyone with any information regarding this subject’s identity please contact Detective Aaron Kretzer 863.297.1111, or 863298.6200.


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: 7/31/2013