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Unsolved Crimes

The following are unsolved crimes throughout Polk, Hardee and Highlands County.  Should you have any information regarding these incidents, please contact Crime Stoppers via this website or by calling 1-800-226-TIPS.  You are guaranteed anonymity.

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8/30/2016 - Theft of Oil, Wal Mart, Winter Haven

On 8-18-16, the below pictured male entered Walmart at 7450 Cypress Gardens Blvd. and loaded up 20 jugs of oil (to the tune of $553) and proceeded past all registers without any attempt to pay.

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8/26/2016 - Burglary, EZ Foods, Lake Hamilton

The Lake Hamilton Police Department is currently working a burglary to the EZ Foods located at 30105 Hwy 27 Lake Hamilton, FL that occurred on 08-25-16. Please review the attached images of the suspects in an attempt to identify them. It is believed that the same suspects have committed other burglaries thought out the county.
Please contact Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477)

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8/26/2016 - Theft of Trailer, Forrest Drive, Mulberry

Bet someone will recognize this SUV that stole a trailer in Mulberry.

Polk County Sheriff`s Office added 2 new photos.

Caught on camera: utility trailer theft. Do you know who this suspect is?

Around 11:40 a.m. on Wed, Aug 17th, this white SUV hooked up to a 2010 white 12`x6`x6` V-nose enclosed utility trailer with Florida tag 958-MCZ that was parked on Forest Drive in Mulberry, and stole it. The trailer had business merchandise inside, including 72 "SIC" brand powder-coated 32 oz tumblers; 375 dri-fit long-sleeved shirts; 10 "Berry Sweet" handbags; Gilden T-shirts; a heat press; an orange dolly; a red electric blower; a red and a blue "Mack Sports" wagon; and a 6`x4` wooden banner.

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8/26/2016 - Theft, Pawn Smart, Lake Wales

The Lake Wales Police Department is attempting to identify the suspect in these photographs. On August 8, 2016 the suspect entered Pawn Smart, located at 112 SR60 West, took an electric tablet off the counter, concealed it under his shirt, and then exited the store without paying for it.

If you have information on the identity of the suspect please contact Kim Fairbanks at (863) 678-4223 extension 238 or email at kfairbanks@cityoflakewales.com. If you wish to remain anonymous you can contact Heartland Crime Stoppers at (800) 226-8477.

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8/25/2016 - Armed Robbery, Circle K, 1108 Spirit Lake Rd, Winter Haven
August 25 at 9:31am
 PCSO Robbery detectives are seeking information about an armed business robbery that occurred at a Circle K store in Winter Haven.

Around 12:10 a.m. (ten minutes after midnight) on Thursday, August 25, 2016, an unknown Hispanic male suspect went into the store, located at 1108 Spirit Lake Road, and pointed a large knife at the clerks, demanding money from the register. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect fled on foot in an unknown direction.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 5`6" - 5`8" tall, stocky, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, black pants with white stripes on the sides, boots, a black ball cap, and orange material covering his face. He was armed with a long bladed knife.

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8/25/2016 - Credit Card FRaud, Lakeland

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8/23/2016 - Counterfeiting, Polk County

Recognize this lady? Seems she is passing counterfeit $50 bills.

Polk County Sheriff`s Office

Do you recognize this woman? On two different occasions in August 2016, she used counterfeit $50 bills at two different Walmart stores in Polk County.

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8/23/2016 - Theft, UPS Store, Davenport

Between 2:30 and 3:00 p.m. on August 20, 2016, the suspect seen here entered the lobby of the UPS Store, located at 109 Ambersweet Way in Davenport, and told the employee that his wife was sick and they needed money for bills. The employee gave the suspect $5.00, and the suspect left. A short time later the suspect returned to the store and removed the Toys for Tots donation box from the counter that contained approximately $30-$40, and ran out the front door. The suspect was described as a white male, 5’6-5’7, 130-140 lbs, wearing a white medical mask and sunglasses.

If anyone has information about this incident or recognizes this suspect, they are urged to contact Detective Williams at 863-236-3932.

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8/23/2016 - Credit Card Fraud, Family Dollar, Winter Haven

On 8-8-16 at approximately 2 p.m. An unidentified man  used a stolen credit card at Family Dollar located at 206 Ave T NW in Winter Haven.

The unidentified man, pictured below, is a black male in his mid to late 20’s, heavyset with a full beard. 


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8/22/2016 - Theft, Lakeland

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8/22/2016 - Grand Theft, Lakeland

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8/19/2016 - Theft of Tires, Ft Meade

PCSO detectives are seeking the public`s help in the theft of custom tires and rims in Fort Meade.

During the evening hours between Thursday, August 18th and Friday, August 19th, 2016, unknown suspect(s) removed a set of 20” aluminum factory rims and tires from a new 2016 Chevrolet 2500 pickup truck that was parked in the area of 2nd Street in Fort Meade. The factory replacement cost for the rims and tires is estimated at $4,150.00. A matching set can be seen here.


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8/16/2016 - Theft, Circle K, 2425 W Memorial Blvd, Lakeland

At approximately 7:55 pm, on Thursday, August 11, 2016, a black suspect exited the Circle K Store locate at 2425 Memorial Boulevard in Lakeland, without paying for merchandise.

The suspect appeared to be a black female wearing sandals, a pink t-shirt and white slacks, however, the suspect’s gender is unconfirmed.

The suspect left in a white Ford Focus.

Anyone with information about this investigation is urged to contact Detective J. Jordan 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 ONTOwww.heartlandcrimestoppers.com. ANONYMITY IS GUARANTEED! iPhone users can download a free tip submit app to anonymously report crime. To install this free app, search for "TipSoft" or "TipSubmit" on the Apple App Store.

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8/16/2016 - Fraud.Forgery Lakeland

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8/16/2016 - Theft, Lakeland

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