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

At approximately 8:05 am, on Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at Circle K Store located at 4415 Old Kathleen Road, Lakeland, a customer standing at the checkout counter was preparing to leave the store when a black male, wearing a blue shirt and shorts, bumped into the back of the victim and removed currency from the victim’s rear pants pocket.

The black male paid for his items and left the store driving a red Volkswagen Beetle traveling north on Old Kathleen Road toward Kathleen Road. The paint appeared to be faded on roof and hood of the Volkswagen vehicle.

Anyone with information about this investigation is urged to contact Detective Kevin Matheny at 863.287.2367, 863.577.1623 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: 7/18/2013