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

At approximately 6:16 p.m., on Tuesday, December 10, 2013, a retail theft occurred at the Circle K located at 2425 W. Memorial Blvd., Lakeland.

The first suspect is a black male approximately 13-16 years of age wearing a red striped polo shirt.  The second suspect is a black male approximately 13-16 years of age wearing a red Kathleen High School hoodie.  The two suspects entered the store and walked to the candy aisle where they concealed numerous candy items on their person.  The two suspects left the store without paying for the merchandise. 

The suspects left the area on foot in an unknown direction.

Anyone with information about this investigation is urged to contact Detective Kim Douglas 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!!

Media Contact:
Wood, Donna
                                                Date: 12/17/2013