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South Lakeland theft suspect

Feb 21, 2023
Media Contact : Brian Bruchey, PIO

The suspect in these photos is being sought by the Polk County Sheriff's Office for a retail theft that occurred at the Wawa store at 5410 South Florida Avenue in Lakeland on January 21st, just before midnight.

The woman caused a disturbance and yelled at an employee, then left the store with merchandise that she did not pay for.

The suspect left the area in a red hatchback.

If you recognize the woman, or you have other information about this case, please contact Detective Sharpe at 863-499-2400 or OSharpe@polksheriff.org (Case #23-2925).

To report a tip anonymously and be eligible for a reward, call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226 TIPS (8477)…
Or report your information via Heartland.CrimeStoppersWeb.com by clicking on "Submit A Tip" tab… 
Or report it by way of your smart device through the free "P3tips" app on your smart phone.
You will always remain anonymous no matter how you submit your tip.  
Tips are forwarded to law enforcement for follow up. If an arrest is made based on your tip, you are eligible for a cash reward of up to $3000.00

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