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Polk County Sheriff’s Office detectives are seeking the public’s help in a burglary investigation.


Between October 31, 2017 at 3:30 p.m. and November 1, 2017 at 5:45 a.m., a burglary and grand theft occurred at Electrical Engineering Enterprises located at 5950 Hwy 17 S in Bartow. An unknown suspect entered a secured fence then utilized a large truck to lift containers of scrap copper from their location under a canopy and onto a trailer. Approximately 2,000lbs of scrap copper valued at $4,400.00 was taken.  


Anyone with information about this investigation is urged to contact Detective Berganza at 863-499-2400.


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:
Cash, Michele
                                                Date: 11/27/2017