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

At approximately 8:46 a.m., on Wednesday, December 18, 2013, a petit theft occurred at the Rapture Gun store located at 8216 Hwy 98 N, Lakeland.

The suspect in the photos is a white male subject of unknown age.  The suspect was wearing denim pants, a green sweatshirt, and a black baseball cap with a white bill.   

The suspect drove a red in color, extended cab, flat bed, Chevrolet or GMC pickup truck behind the business.  The truck had a black utility trailer attached which was loaded with wooden pallets.  The suspect exited the truck and approached the business on foot.  While behind the closed business, the suspect removed property; specifically two jack stands and a power steering core. 

Anyone with information about this investigation is urged to contact Detective Clark 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:
Eleazer, Carrie
                                                Date: 12/27/2013