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Polk County Sheriff's detectives are seeking the public's help in identifying the suspects responsible for stealing catalytic converters from Budget Auto Parts.

On November 12th and December 16th, 2013, two incidents occurred at the business, located at 324 Recker Hwy in Winter Haven.  During the first incident, an older white male entered the property via a break in the fence and removed 10 catalytic converters.

During the second incident, a younger white male entered the property the same way, and removed catalytic converters.

Both suspects' images were captured on game cameras, and can be seen here.

If anyone has information about these incidents or can identify these suspects, they are urged to contact Detective Kevin Loder at 863.297.1149.


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: 12/17/2013