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.

Don't forget to look at our Wanted Suspects, too.

Theft of Bike, Winter Haven
January 16, 2020

Winter Haven Police Department:
When your only wheels are a bike and someone steals your ride in broad daylight? ??
Our victim parked a red Honda Racing Trail Pilot bike in front of the Family Dollar Store (206 MLK Blvd) on January 13 around 3:15 p.m.
Video shows the male with the bald head and mustache help himself to the bike. The second guy was possibly a lookout. They were obviously together so maybe he can call us and tell us who the bike bandit is. The bike shown is not the actual bike, but looks just like it!
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Call: 1-800-226-TIPS (8477)
 


Robbery, Lake Alfred
January 13, 2020

Investigators at the Polk County Sheriff’s Office are trying to solve a robbery involving an elderly male victim, and need your assistance with identifying the suspects.

On Monday, December 23rd at about 10:00 p.m., the victim was confronted by a white female suspect, who entered his home and forcefully took property from him.

This crime occurred in the Lake Mariana Acres Mobile Home Park off of Lynchburg Road in Lake Alfred.

It is believed the suspect drove a white Dodge Neon to the victim’s home and was accompanied by a black male.

The white female was described as being approximately 5'05" tall, heavyset, and having reddish colored hair.

The black male was described as being approximately 6’00” tall, slender, and having dreadlocks that were pulled back into a bun.

The victim was uninjured during this incident.

If you have any information that could be helpful to this investigation, please call Detective Grant at 863-298-6914 (reference case #19-58862), 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.

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Theft, Dollar General, Winter Haven
January 11, 2020

Winter Haven PD:
BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE
Our original post had an error that we want to correct. The victim's wallet was not taken from the register counter, it was lifted out of the shopping cart when the victim turned her attention away for a moment.
And to make matters worse, our victim's husband has been in the hospital for more than a month and she had his wedding ring inside of the wallet where she thought it would be safe. So the theft has not only monetary loss but the personal and emotional stress is compounding for our victim.
Let's get this suspect identified!

Let's mix it up a little with a different theft.
The below pictured female decided since our victim accidentally walked away from the register at Publix (6031 Cypress Gardens Blvd) leaving her wallet behind, that it was up for grabs.
Well, no - we've said it before and we'll say it again. There is no such thing as finders keepers - period.
This suspect took the wallet and used the victim's credit card at numerous locations before the victim realized it was gone. Here we have images from the Dollar General as well as 7-11. There were other locations the card was used before the victim cancelled it keeping the suspect from taking more.
Recognize her? Call Det. Wierzba at 863-401-2256 or callers who wish to remain anonymous should call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477) Callers are guaranteed anonymity and could be eligible for a CASH reward.

 
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Theft Walmart, Wijnter Haven
January 10, 2020

What comes to mind? The confidence of stealing can certainly make our blood boil. And yes, the way this pair checked out is outrageous. You'll see in the video how the female in the blue had a barcode sticker on in the palm of her hand and she scans her hand while the other female watches for the associate. And this continues on and on - and not just food.
Recognize either of them? Call Detective Ovalle at 863-401-2256. Callers who wish to remain anonymous can call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477). Callers are guaranteed anonymity and could be eligible for a CASH reward.