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Polk County Sheriff’s Office detectives are asking for the public’s help in a Burglary and Theft investigation. 

Shortly before 12:20 am, on Friday, November 8, 2013, an unknown white male walked onto the front porch of Colonial Avenue, residence in Lakeland and stole a pair of blue and red Ken Griffey Jr. shoes.   

Images of the suspect were captured on video surveillance as he walked in a southeasterly direction toward the front porch, took the shoes, and walked away. 

The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 6’ in height, slim build, with dark hair, and in his twenties.   

Anyone with information about this investigation is urged to contact Detective Tex Thomas 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: 11/19/2013