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Polk County Sheriff's deputies are seeking the public's help in a smash-n-grab burglary that occurred at the Lakeland Discount Beverage at 3135 Knights Station Road in Lakeland.

Between the hours of 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 27, 2013, and 8:00 a.m. on Monday, October 28, 2013, unknown suspect(s) broke the window of the front door of the business, entered the store, and removed approximately $100,000 worth of cases of cartons of cigarettes.  The suspect(s) also removed cash registers and a computer.

If anyone has information about this incident they are urged to contact Detective Paul Buoniconti at 863.577.1600.



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: 10/29/2013