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Polk County Sheriff’s Office detectives are asking for the public’s help in a retail theft investigation. 

At approximately 4:00 p.m., on Thursday, August 29, 2013, a retail theft occurred at the BP Station located at 628 Wabash Avenue in Lakeland. 

The suspect in the photo, a white male, approximately 20-25 years of age, wearing a dark t-shirt and dark shorts entered the store and requested to purchase 2 cartons of cigarettes.  Once the clerk placed the cartons of cigarettes on the counter the suspect grabbed the cartons and fled the store without paying for the merchandise. 

The suspect was seen leaving the area in an unknown type black four door passenger car. 

Anyone with information about this investigation is urged to contact Detective Douglas 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: 8/30/2013