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Polk County Sheriff Detectives are currently investigating a business burglary, which occurred around 1:20 a.m. on October 24, 2013, at the Sunoco located at 7336 State Road 60 East in Lake Wales.

The suspect (seen here in video surveillance) arrived at the business in an unknown make/model black four-door vehicle. Upon exiting his vehicle, the suspect brings a blue plastic storage container into the store.

The suspect is described as a black male between 5’7 and 6’1 wearing a black shirt, a dark colored shirt over his face and dark color gloves. He made entry by prying open the front door with an unknown object. Once inside he immediately went behind the front counter and removed approximately $6600 dollars’ worth of various types of cigarettes and place them into the blue tote. After removing the cigarettes, the suspect left the store and appeared to travel east on Hwy 60.

Anyone with information about this investigation is urged to contact Detective Abbatoy at 863.678.4115, 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: 10/25/2013