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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Skimmers on Bank ATM, Haines City (2017/08/31)

*ATTEMPT TO IDENTIFY*
On 08/31/2017, the Haines City Police Department was notified by Citizens Bank & Trust about a skimming device being placed on the drive-thru Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) on 08/19/2017 – 08/21/2017. During this time, over 40 cards were compromised, consisting of only Citizen Bank & Trust customers. The suspect that is observed in the “BLACKWATCH” shirt appeared to have both arms heavily tattooed. On the right forearm, it appears to be a tattoo of the Virgin Mary. If you know who either of these subjects are, please contact us immediately.
 
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Skimmer on Bank ATM, Lake Wales (2017/08/31)

Lake Wales PD: Skimmer placed on Bank ATM. Check out the pics of the suspects. Help us get an ID on them. Call 1-800-226-TIPS (8477).

On August 30, 2017 Citizen’s Bank reported an ATM skimming device had been installed on the ATM at their branch located at 23725 US27 in Lake Wales. The bank became aware there was an issue after they were contacted by clients reporting fraudulent activity on their accounts. Citizen’s bank immediately began looking into the reports of fraud anddiscovered two suspects had placed a skimming device in their ATM on August 25th at approximately 8:30am. The video from the ATM shows the two suspects taking part in installing the device. As seen in the video the device is a slim sleeve which slid into the card slot and the suspects then fastened or tightened it with tools. The video shows the same two suspects return to the ATM on August 27th at approximately 10:13pm to remove the device. Detective Aubrey Davis is working with the staff of Citizen’s Bank to determine the number of victims and to recover any evidence the suspects may have left behind. It is likely this skimming device collected personal banking information from numerous people over the course of the weekend. The Lake Wales Police Department encourages everyone to regularly check their bank statements and report any suspicious activity to your bank and local law enforcement. The video from the ATM captures very good footage of the suspects while they are installing and removing the device. If anyone recognizes these suspects please contact Detective Aubrey Davis at (863) 678-4223 extension 276 or Heartland Crime Stoppers at (800) 226-8477.

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Theft of Battery, Meadow Lane, Lakeland (2017/08/31)

Around 9:30 Thursday morning August 24th, this suspect entered a covered carport on Meadow Lane in Lakeland and removed an Everstart marine battery and placed it in his vehicle. The suspect was described as a black male driving an older model extended cab Chevrolet S10 without a tailgate. If you think you know this suspect please call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-8477 and be eligible for a cash reward!
 
 

 
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Home Invasion, Lake Placid (2017/08/30)

LAKE PLACID -- Detectives are asking the public’s help in identifying the man who kidnapped and robbed a 93-year-old Lake Placid man earlier this month.

 

The suspect kept his face covered during the Aug. 18 home invasion on Serenade Drive in Sun ‘n Lake South, but distinctive tattoos on each arm can be seen in photos taken by an ATM camera.

 

The suspect has a rosary tattoo with what looks like a rose above it on his left forearm and a large word on his right forearm.

 

The victim told deputies that he heard his door rattling around 9 p.m. and assumed it was a neighbor. When he opened the door, however, he found a man with a gun who told the victim to go inside and sit down. He searched the home and then took the victim’s wallet. The suspect asked about guns, but the victim told him he didn’t have any.

 

The suspect then took the victim’s car keys and forced the victim to go outside and get in the victim’s silver Kia Forte. The victim was placed in the back seat while the suspect drove first to the Heartland National Bank and then to the Bank of America in unsuccessful attempts to get money from the victim’s account.

 

The suspect then drove the victim back to his home,  told the victim he would kill him if he called the police and then fled. The victim suffered a slight injury to his arm when the suspect pushed him down.

 

Anyone who has any information about this suspect is asked to call Det. Dustin Campbell at 863-402-7250 or detectives@highlandssheriff.org or leave an anonymous tip with Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS or www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com. Crime Stoppers tips are eligible for a cash reward of up to $3,000.

 

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Theft, Wal Mart, Auburndale (2017/08/30)

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Vehicle Burglary, Lakeland , Event #17-15683 (2017/08/30)

Lakeland PD. Burglary suspect. Help us ID him. Leave an anonymous tip by calling 1-800-226-TIPS (8477). 
Bulletin Number: 17-92
LPD Event #17-15683 
Date of Bulletin: 8/28/17
Type of Bulletin: Need to Identify
Incident Date: 8/4/2017
Lakeland Police need to identify this suspect of a vehicle burglary that occurred within the city limits of Lakeland, Florida.
If you can identify this suspect please contact Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477).

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Attempted Theft, Winter Haven (2017/08/29)

Winter Haven PD: Do you know these two suspect in an attempted theft? Crime Stoppers 1-800-226-TIPS (8477).

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Help Identify Two Females Healed of Serious Allergy Issues (Or There's Something Sinister Afoot)

On 8-28-17, the two pictured females entered Walgreen's (805 Havendale Blvd NW) and attempted to make a fraudulent return of four (4) packages of nasal spray (valued at $95.98) in exchange for cash. After they were denied, they left the merchandise on the counter and are seen entering a silver Chevy Impala.
If anyone has information on their identities, please contact Detective Haynes at 863-401-2256 or send an inbox message to this page. 
To remain anonymous, contact Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477). Callers could be eligible for a CASH reward.



Vehicle Burglary, Lakeland bulleting #17-90 (2017/08/28)

Lakeland Police need to identify these suspects of vehicle burglaries that occurred within the city limits of Lakeland, Florida.

Incident Date: 8/26/2017
Bulletin Number: 17-90
LPD Event #17-17300 
Date of Bulletin: 8/28/17
Type of Bulletin: Need to Identify

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Burglary, Lakeland Bulletin # 17-91 (2017/08/28)

Lakeland Police need to identify these suspects of a burglary that occurred within the city limits of Lakeland, Florida.
Bulletin Number: 17-91
LPD Event #17-15968 
Date of Bulletin: 8/28/17
Type of Bulletin: Need to Identify
Incident Date: 8/7/2017

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Grand Theft, Liquor 5, Haines City (2017/08/28)

*CASE UPDATE*
An arrest warrant has been issued for the two women pictured, in connection with the liquor store shoplifting incident that we shared on August 16th. Douglicia Williams and Lafawn Lorde are being charged with Felony Petit Theft. If you see them or know of their whereabouts, please contact us!

Haines City PD: Can you identify this female suspect in the theft of liquor?

On 08/15/2017 this woman, pictured below, was observed at the Liquor 5 in Haines City selecting a bottle of Hennessy and Patron liquor from the shelf. After her selection, she passed all points of sale and exited the store, stealing the merchandise. The female was observed getting into a blue in color Nissan Altima.

Call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477) or click on the "Contact Us" tab to leave an anonymous web tip.

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An arrest warrant has been issued for the two women pictured, in connection with the liquor store shoplifting incident that we shared on August 16th. Douglicia Williams and Lafawn Lorde are being charged with Felony Petit Theft. If you see them or know of their whereabouts, please contact us!


Robbery, 6730 US Hwy 98 North, Walgreens (2017/08/24)

Robbery, Walgreen's, 6730 US Hwy 98 N, Lakeland
PCSO Robbery detectives are seeking the public's help in an armed robbery that occurred at the Walgreens located at 6730 US Hwy 98 North in Lakeland.
The suspect arrived around 2:25 a.m. on August 23, 2017. He jumped over the counter and forced the pharmacist at gunpoint to remove numerous bottles of narcotics (such as Oxycodone and Percocet) from the locked case, and put them into his dark-colored backpack. At one point he put the gun to her head and threatened to shoot her if she made any noise.
This guy is very dangerous, and we need to catch him before he robs someone else. We suspect he’s committed robberies at other drugstores outside of Polk County.
Look at his clothing – specifically his Detroit Red Wings baseball cap. He’s also wearing a purple glove on his right hand, the one holding the gun. He’s about 5’7” tall, medium build, wearing grey sweatpants, black and white New Balance sneakers with white laces, a white T-shirt, a camo hoodie, and black framed glasses.
If you recognize this suspect, please contact Heartland Crime Stoppers. Remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward if your tip results in an arrest!
Phone: 1-800-226-TIPS (8477)
Web: Click on the "Contact Us" tab or go to 
www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com
App: Download the free "P3tips" app to you smart device.

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Grand Theft, Dollar Market, Polk City (2017/08/24)

On August 21, 2017, at 3:42 a.m., two unknown white male suspects stole three pallets of cardboard from the Dollar Market store located at 125 Carter Blvd. in Polk City. The pallets of cardboard taken are valued at $300.00. The suspects drove to the scene in an enclosed box truck with no visible markings. The suspects appear to be 25-35 years of age with several visible tattoos on the arms.

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Theft, Wal Mart, Auburndale 8-15-17 (2017/08/23)

On 08-15-2017 the unknown white male seen below concealed merchandise and left the Auburndale Wal-Mart without paying for the items.
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Burglary, K and M Pharmacy, Poinciana (2017/08/22)

Around 11:45 p.m. on Sunday, August 20, 2017, the suspect seen here broke into the "K&M Drugs" store, located at 395 Village Drive in Kissimmee (Poinciana) using a crowbar to shatter the front door. Once inside, he removed several bottles of Codeine. He appears to be a light-skinned black male, about 5'10" tall, wearing a hoodie and something covering his face.

If anyone has information about this crime they are urged to contact Detective Barbara Marshall at 863-236-3925.

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 www.P3tips.com 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!



Home Invasion, (2017/08/22)

Around 2:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, three unknown male suspects, all armed with black handguns, entered the residence on Arietta Shores Drive in Auburndale, and demanded money, jewelry, and electronics from the victims. The suspects were wearing all dark clothing with their faces covered, and gloves. The suspects stole two iPhones, an iPad, a Rolex watch, two rings, and some prescription medication, then fled the scene. The phones and tablet were later recovered.

Detectives believe two of the suspects were white males, and one was a black male. A photo of the stolen Rolex can be seen here.

If anyone has information about this robbery, they are urged to contact Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477)

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Home Invasion/Robbery, Lake Placid (2017/08/21)

LAKE PLACID -- A 93-year-old Lake Placid man was kidnapped and taken to two ATMs late Friday as part of a home invasion robbery.

This occurred in the Serenade Drive area of Sun 'n Lake South.

The victim told deputies that he heard his door rattling around 9 p.m. and assumed it was a neighbor. When he opened the door, however, he found a man with a gun who told the victim to go inside and sit down. He searched the home and then took the victim’s wallet. The suspect asked about guns, but the victim told him he didn’t have any.

The suspect then took the victim’s car keys and forced the victim to go outside and get in his silver Kia Forte. The victim was placed in the back seat while the suspect drove first to the Heartland National Bank and then to the Bank of America in unsuccessful attempts to get money from the victim’s account.

The suspect then drove the victim back to his home, told the victim he would kill him if he called the police and then fled. The victim suffered a slight injury to his arm when the suspect pushed him down.

Anyone who has any information about this incident is asked to call Det. Dustin Campbell at 863-402-7250 or leave an anonymous tip with Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS or www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com.Crime Stoppers tips are eligible for a cash reward.

 

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Vehicle Burglaries, Duff Rd, Lakeland (2017/08/21)

Between 12:49 am to 4:00 am on Friday, August 18, 2017, an unknown white male suspect entered multiple, unlocked vehicles in the area of Duff and Kathleen Rds., in Lakeland, and removed cash and other items.

The male is described as having a tall, thin build with dark hair, wearing shorts, a hoodie, dark socks and possibly gray shoes. The suspect was wearing a glove on one hand. The suspect appeared to be on foot.

If you know who this is, please call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477).

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Robbery, Lakeland 8-19-17 (2017/08/19)

Incident Date: 8/19/2017


Lakeland Police need to identify suspects involved in a robbery that occurred within the city limits of Lakeland, Florida.

Suspect #1 is a thin black male, 5’10”, wearing a black T-shirt with a blue long sleeve shirt under it and carrying a silver handgun. Suspect #2 is a heavy set black male wearing all back. The suspect vehicle is possibly a 4-door, two tone, F150 or 250 Ford truck with a possible tool box in the back.

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Theft of Bike, Haines City (2017/08/18)

On 08/17/2017 the Haines City Police Department responded to a theft of a child’s bicycle. The below pictured subject was observed on video passing the bicycle that is on the front porch of the residence. After a few minutes pass, the subject walks back and grabs it. The bicycle is described as a pink, white, and gray in color mountain style bicycle. 
 
 
 
 

 
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Haines City PD, Theft 8-15-17 (2017/08/17)

Haines City PD: Can you identify this female suspect in the theft of liquor?

On 08/15/2017 this woman, pictured below, was observed at the Liquor 5 in Haines City selecting a bottle of Hennessy and Patron liquor from the shelf. After her selection, she passed all points of sale and exited the store, stealing the merchandise. The female was observed getting into a blue in color Nissan Altima.

Call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477) or click on the "Contact Us" tab to leave an anonymous web tip.

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