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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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6/15/2016 - Homicide, 1915 E. Laurel St, Bartow

                 $3,000.00 Reward Offered!

Bartow Police Detectives are currently investigating a homicide that occurred at 1915 East Laurel Street in Bartow. Officers responded to the apartment complex at the above address at approximately 11:50 pm on 06/11/2016, and found a male subject deceased in the living room area. Detectives have identified the deceased victim as 24 yoa, DEVON WASHINGTON of 1915 East Laurel Street in Bartow. Washington resided there with his girlfriend, 25 yoa CHRISTINA WILSON, who was present during this event.

Details remain unclear at this time, but preliminary reports indicate that at least one person entered the apartment unannounced and began shooting at Washington, striking him at least once.

This investigation is ongoing and detectives ask that anyone with information please call the Bartow Police Department at 863-534-5034. Those wishing to remain anonymous may also call Crimestoppers at 800-226-TIPS (8477).

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6/14/2016 - Robbery, CVS, 3005 Winter Lake Rd, Winter Haven

The PCSO Robbery Unit is seeking the public`s help in an armed robbery that occurred at the CVS store on Winter Lake Road in Winter Haven.

At 9:15 p.m. on Monday, June 13, 2016, an unknown white male suspect armed with a paintball gun entered the store, located at 3005 Winter Lake Road (at the intersection with Spirit Lake Road) and demanded money from the clerk. After the robbery, the suspect fled on foot towards St. Paul Drive.

The suspect is described as a white male, wearing a red hooded sweatshirt, a white bandanna covering his face, long black shorts, and gloves. He also had a black backpack with green stitching on it. He was armed with a paintball gun.

He is possibly the same suspect wanted in the robbery at the Circle K store right across the street, that occurred at 1:50 a.m. on Sunday, June 12th.

If anyone has information about either of these incidents or can identify this suspect, they are urged to contact Detective Escheu at 863-298-6200.

ANYONE WITH INFORMATION WHO WANTS TO REMAIN ANONYMOUS AND BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CASH REWARD IS ASKED TO CALL 1-800-226-TIPS or LOG ONTO www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com. ANONYMITY IS GUARANTEED! iPhone and Droid users can download a free tip submit app to anonymously report crime. To install these free apps, please visit www.tipsoft.com.

 

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6/14/2016 - Vandalism/Trespassing, Lakeland

Lakeland PD: Do you recognize any of these people. LPD need to identify them in regards to a vandalism and trespassing. Call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477).

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6/14/2016 - Burglary, Lizzy Supermarket, 3468 US 17 North, Bartow

Polk County Sheriff’s Office detectives are asking for the public’s help in a Business Burglary.

At approximately 2:13 am, on Saturday, June 11, 2016, deputies responded to an alarm at the Lizzy Supermarket, located at 3468 U.S. 17 N., Bartow. Upon arrival, deputies observed the glass front door shattered.

Surveillance cameras captured the images of a male suspect wearing a long sleeved blue shirt, a mask, and work style gloves walking in front of the business carrying a claw hammer and a large pipe wrench.

After breaking the lock on the security doors, the suspect then broke the glass door of the business and went inside. Once inside the suspect went behind the store counter and removed cigarettes and loose change.

After several minutes the suspect left the business running north along the east side of U.S. Highway 17 carrying property from the store.

Anyone with information about this investigation is urged to contact Detective T. Keen at 863.678.4115, 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 ONTO www.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.

video link: https://business.facebook.com/polkcountysheriff/videos/10153726970161818/

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6/12/2016 - Robbery, Circle K, 1108 Spirit Lake Rd, Winter Haven

Does anyone recognize this armed robbery suspect, or see something suspicious early this morning on Spirit Lake Road in Winter Haven?

At 1:50 a.m. on Sunday, June 12, 2016, an unknown white male suspect armed with a paintball gun entered the Circle K store, located at 1108 Spirit Lake Road in Winter Haven, and demanded money from the register. After taking a disclosed amount of cash, the suspect fled on foot towards Spirit Lake Road. The suspect was wearing a dark-colored sweatshirt with VIRGINIA in red lettering on the front, a baseball cap, khaki pants, and a bandanna covering his face. He was armed with a paintball gun.

ANYONE WITH INFORMATION WHO WANTS TO REMAIN ANONYMOUS AND BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CASH REWARD IS ASKED TO CALL 1-800-226-TIPS or LOG ONTO www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com. ANONYMITY IS GUARANTEED! iPhone and Droid users can download a free tip submit app to anonymously report crime. To install these free apps, please visit www.tipsoft.com.

 

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6/10/2016 - Attempted Robbery, Marathon, 2600 Havendale Blvd, Winter Haven

CSO Detectives are seeking information about an attempted armed robbery that occurred at a Marathon gas station in Winter Haven.

Around 1:00 a.m. on Friday, June 10, 2016, an unknown male suspect went into the store located at 2600 Havendale Blvd armed with a handgun. The suspect demanded money from the register, then fired at the clerks several times. Fortunately, nobody was injured during the incident. The suspect fled the scene in an unknown direction.

The suspect is described as a white male in his early to mid-twenties (20`s), about five (5) feet and nine (9) inches tall, and about one-hundred and forty (140) pounds. The suspect was wearing a black ski mask, a red Chicago Bulls cap, and all black clothing. The weapon is described as a black revolver.

If anyone has information about this incident they are urged to contact the PCSO Robbery Unit at 863-298-6379.

ANYONE WITH INFORMATION WHO WANTS TO REMAIN ANONYMOUS AND BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CASH REWARD IS ASKED TO CALL 1-800-226-TIPS or LOG ONTO www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com. ANONYMITY IS GUARANTEED! iPhone and Droid users can download a free tip submit app to anonymously report crime. To install these free apps, please visitwww.tipsoft.com.

video link : https://business.facebook.com/polkcountysheriff/videos/10153717247791818/

 

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6/10/2016 - Serial Robber, Orlando

Watch and listen to an Armed Robber! Please share this post.
The OCSO and Orlando Police Department robbery detectives want to arrest this serial robber. 
Here is audio and video of his brazen robbery on May 27th at Congo River golf at 5901 International Drive in Orlando.
The Black male suspect is believed to be responsible for two bank robberies and a Subway robbery. The latest armed robbery was on June 8th at Trustco Bank on 10249 South John Young Parkway. 
You can hear him threaten the clerk.
Call Central Florida Crimeline at 800-423-8477.

video link : https://business.facebook.com/OrangeCoSheriff/videos/1022638651148457/

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6/10/2016 - Theft of Beer, Circle K, 2425 W.Memorial Blvd, Lakeland

Polk County Sheriff`s Office

Another beer theft, another Circle K. You helped us solve the last one - does anyone recognize this Natural Ice beer thief? He`s certainly wearing distinctive clothing. He stole this beer around 2:05 p.m. on Sun, June 5th, from the Circle K at 2425 West Memorial Blvd in Lakeland. He fled in a red Chevy Blazer.

Anyone with information about this investigation is urged to contact Detective J. Leblanc at (863) 577-1600.

ANYONE WITH INFORMATION WHO WANTS TO REMAIN ANONYMOUS AND BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CASH REWARD IS ASKED TO CALL 1-800-226-TIPS or LOG ONTO www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com. ANONYMITY IS GUARANTEED! iPhone and Droid users can download a free tip submit app to anonymously report crime. To install these free apps, please visit www.tipsoft.com.

 

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6/9/2016 - Theft of Beer, Circle K, 4950 US Hwy 92 East, Lakeland

Polk County SO: Did you really need the beer that bad ? Call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477) if you recognize this suspect in a theft !

Around 2:10 a.m. on May 15, 2016, the suspect seen here went into the Circle K store, located at 4950 US Hwy 92 East in Lakeland, and took a pack of Natural Light beer without paying.

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6/9/2016 - Theft of Purse, Walmart, Winter Haven

Winter Haven PD : Using A Child To Steal A Purse - How Low Can You Go? If you recognize them, please call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477).

Winter Haven Police Department

Using A Child To Steal A Purse - How Low Can You Go?
On 5-31-16, the below pictured male and female were with the boy pictured as they entered Walmart at 7450 Cypress Gardens Blvd. in Winter Haven. The girl pictured was with the group. 
They distracted the victim who was on a motorized cart where she had her purse placed in the floor of the cart. As she was distracted, the boy took the purse and the group is seen departing the store and leaving in the vehicle pictured (possibly late 90`s or early 2000 Mitsubishi Montero). The adult male pictured used the victim`s credit cards at Walmart in Haines City a short while later.
This group is also suspected of doing the same thing in Lakeland.
Anyone with information on the identities of either of the adult suspects or the children is asked to contact Detective Mike Leonard at 863-401-2256. Tips can also be sent to Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477). Callers can remain anonymous and could be eligible for a CASH reward. Tips can also be submitted through a private message on this page.

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6/9/2016 - Burgarlary of Rvs, Creative Coach, 8250 US Hwy 33 North, Lakeland

Take a look at this suspect. Right at midnight, the evening of June 2nd / morning of June 3rd, 2016, he broke into three different recreational vehicles (RVs) at Creative Coach, located at 8250 US Hwy 33 North in Lakeland. He was captured on video surveillance during one of the burglaries. Two other RVs had their windows smashed, and were ransacked on the inside.

If anyone has information about this incident or recognizes this suspect, they are urged to contact Detective Osborne at 863-577-1600.

ANYONE WITH INFORMATION WHO WANTS TO REMAIN ANONYMOUS AND BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CASH REWARD IS ASKED TO CALL 1-800-226-TIPS or LOG ONTO www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com. ANONYMITY IS GUARANTEED! iPhone and Droid users can download a free tip submit app to anonymously report crime. To install these free apps, please visit www.tipsoft.com.

Video link : https://business.facebook.com/polkcountysheriff/videos/10153714662736818/

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6/9/2016 - Fraud/Theft, Lakeland (Same ones stealing purses!)

 video link : https://business.facebook.com/FOX13TampaBay/videos/10153754464638525/

 

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6/9/2016 - Burglary Attempt, Bartow

Bartow PD: Person in Spiderman mask attempts to break into business.

Bartow Police Detectives are seeking the public’s help in identifying the subject depicted in these photos. On Wednesday, 5/25/16, between 2:00 AM– 3:00 AM, the subject, wearing what appears to be a ‘Spiderman’ type ski mask attempted to burglarize a business on Hwy 17 and Main St using a pair of bolt cutters. The subject also appears to be wearing a kitchen glove/oven mitt on one hand and a sock on the other.

If you have information on this burglary, you can leave an anonymous tip with Heartland Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-226-TIPS (8477) or by clicking on our "Give-A-Tip" tab.

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6/9/2016 - Theft of Purse from Winn Dixie, Lake Wales

Lake Wales PD: Man removes wallet from lady`s purse in Winn Dixie. If you know who this is, call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477)

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6/9/2016 - Theft, Kohl`s, Lake Wales

Pair involved in shoplifting from Kohl`s . You can help identify them by leaving a tip with Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-226-TIPS (8477)

 

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