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

Between 4:20 am – 4:28 am, on Monday, August 26, 2013, a male and female entered the Circle K convenience store located at 4950 Highway 92 E., Lakeland.

The male, described as white, wearing a light colored jacket and dark pants, reached over the counter while the clerk was unaware and took a carton of cigarettes.  The white female with the male suspect is described as wearing a gray, or light colored tank style t-shirt with her hair pulled away from her face.

Anyone with information about this investigation is urged to contact Detective Michael Rushing at 863-499-2400, 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: 9/4/2013