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

At approximately 12:30 am, on Sunday, August 4, 2013, two individuals entered the Dollar General Store located at 109 South Charleston Avenue, Fort Meade.

The pair each selected hygiene products, clothing and food from the shelves then concealed the items.

When they approached the register, they attempted to pay for some items, but when confronted about the items they were attempting to steal, the suspects fled the store with the merchandise leaving in a white van.

The first suspect is described as a white female with shoulder-length blonde hair wearing shorts and a light colored top, she appeared to be in her late 40s.  The second suspect was a white male in his late 20s to early 30s.  He was wearing a plaid type black, silver and white pair of shorts.  He was also wearing a Dale Earnhardt ball cap.

Anyone with information about this investigation is urged to contact Detective Michael Rushing at 863-499-2400, or 863-298-6631.


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: 8/15/2013