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

At approximately 12:20 pm, on Thursday, August 28, 2013, a white male described as being in his 20s entered the Quick Mart convenience store located at 3074 Rifle Range Road, Winter Haven.

The suspect asked how much a carton of Newport 100 cigarettes were, exited the store for a short time, and then later returned with a credit card to apparently purchase the cigarettes.

When the store clerk placed the carton of cigarettes on the counter, the suspect grabbed the cigarettes and fled from the store without paying.

The suspect was seen fleeing the area in a black four-door car.   The suspect was described as being less than six feet tall with “tattoo sleeves” on both arms.  He was wearing a black shirt black shorts and black shoes.

Anyone with information about this investigation is urged to contact Detective Joshua Anderson 863-662-9635, 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: 8/30/2013