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


At approximately 11:39 pm, on Friday, August 4, 2017, a white or Hispanic male entered Westlake Manufacturing, Inc. at 936 Edith Ave., in Lakeland and removed cash and other valuables.


The male is described as having a thin build with dark curly hair, and wearing long cargo-style shorts, a white shirt, and Adidas sneakers. The suspect was carrying a black backpack. The suspect fled on foot heading south on Edith Ave.


Anyone with information about this investigation is urged to contact Detective L. Walker 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: 8/10/2017