The Polk County Sheriff’s office is investigating three cases in which exterior surveillance cameras have been stolen from residences. All three were stolen on Thursday, January 30th.
A man wearing a blue sweatshirt got out of a gold Chrysler minivan and approached a house on Main Street in Lake Hamilton. He appeared to knock on the door, then removed a Ring Doorbell device.
A man wearing a blue shirt and khaki shorts got out of a gold minivan on Tyner Road in Haines City and appeared to take pictures of a residence, then fled.
A Chrysler minivan was spotted on Thornhill Road near Winter Haven. Two men walked around a residence checking doors and removed a Cobra camera from the driveway.
The suspect wearing the blue “Warriors” sweatshirt is believed to be white or Hispanic, with dark short hair, light facial hair, and a large tattoo on the right side of his neck.
The suspect in the blue shirt with khakis is believed to be a white male with tattoos on both legs.
If you recognize either or borth of these men, or have informational which could be helpful to this investigation, please contact PCSO’s Southeast General Crimes Unit at 863-678-4115, or if you wish to remain anonymous, contact Heartland Crime Stoppers - call 1-800-226 TIPS (8477), visit the website www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com and click on "Submit A Tip," or download the free "P3tips" app on your smartphone or tablet. You will always remain anonymous and you may be eligible for a cash reward if your information leads to an arrest. Your information will be 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 $3,000.