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

At approximately 12:35 a.m. on Thursday, November 23, 2017, a retail theft occurred at the Circle K located at 8324 Hwy 98 N in Lakeland. 

An unknown white male wearing a North Carolina Tar Heels hoodie, sweat pants, and dark colored shoes entered the business on the above date and time. The suspect removed a bottle of Livingston Chardonnay from the business without paying for the merchandise. The suspect fled the business on foot, heading west on Banana Road. 

Anyone with information about this investigation is urged to contact Detective J. Leblanc 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!!

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                                                Date: 11/28/2017