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On September 10, 2017, at approximately 11:04 p.m., a suspect attempted to burglarize the Max Pay Pawn Shop located at 646 North Combee Road, in Lakeland.  A witness observed the suspect with a sledgehammer walking towards the business, and heard glass breaking.  The suspect was not able to gain entry due to burglar-bars.


Security video shows a male suspect hitting the door with a sledgehammer, and attempting to pry open the door, before fleeing on foot.


Anyone who recognizes the suspect or knows anything about this incident is asked to contact Det. Robert Berganza 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:
Bruchey, Brian
                                                Date: 9/18/2017