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On Tuesday, October 15, 2013, at approximately 2:18 p.m., two unknown black females entered the Macy’s store, 3800 US Hwy 98 N, selected merchandise from the Children’s Department and took it into the fitting room. The suspects then concealed the merchandise in shopping bags and fled the store.

The suspects are described as:

Suspect #1: Black female, 18-22 years old, 5’9”, wearing a green tank top and jeans, carrying a purse.

Suspect #2: Black female, 20-26 years old, 5’10”, 150-180 lbs, carrying a shopping bag. She appears to be pregnant.

Anyone with information on the identification of these individuals is asked to contact the Lakeland Police Department at 863-834-6000, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-8477. To be eligible for a cash reward, you must contact Crime Stoppers.

LPD Event #13-20312    Detective Henderson


        

On Wednesday, November 6, 2013, at approximately 2:30 p.m., two black females found the victim’s purse in a shopping cart. The suspects removed $400 from it and then turned the purse into Customer Service. The incident happened at the Walmart store located at 5800 US Hwy 98 N.

The suspects are described as:

Suspect #1: Black female, 30-40 years old, heavy set wearing a type of cap or net on her head.

Suspect #2: Black female, 30-40 years old, medium to large build with a long ponytail.

The suspect vehicle is a 2000 model Mitsubishi Montero, two tone, possibly white over gray or white over beige with chrome rims, tinted windows, sunroof and a luggage rack.

Anyone with information on the identification of these individuals is asked to contact the Lakeland Police Department at 863-834-6000, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-8477. To be eligible for a cash reward, you must contact Crime Stoppers.

LPD Event #13-21771    Detective Henderson


On Saturday, December 7, 2013, LPD will face off against LFD in the 2nd Annual Charity Basketball Event sponsored by Let’s Move Health & Fitness. The game will begin at 3:00 p.m. at Lakeland High School and will benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Tickets are $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children (children 10 and under are free).

In addition to the half-time game and prizes for the children, Lakeland Police Department will be giving away two bicycles.

LPD defending champions are hoping for a repeat this year!

Mark your calendars and join us for this fun-filled event.

For more information on the event, contact Michele Taylor, 863-399-6881.


        

On Friday, September 27, 2013, at approximately 10:35 a.m., an unknown suspect entered the Central Eye Associates, 814 Griffin Road and sat in the waiting area for a few seconds. The suspect then went to the glasses display area, selects two pair of glasses and conceals them in his pocket. The suspect then asks an employee to tighten a screw in his glasses and walks out.

The suspect returned almost a week later, but left when an employee recognized him from the theft.

Suspect is described as a black male, 5’9”-6’, 20-30 years old with a 1” natural afro style black hair, mustache and medium complexion. He was wearing a dark colored baseball cap with a deer on the front backwards, dark colored pants, and a green thick horizontal striped polo short with a “B” on the back.

The suspect left in a newer, silver Ford Fusion, as a passenger. The driver was a black male (no other description).

Anyone with information on the identification of these individuals is asked to contact the Lakeland Police Department at 863-834-6900, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-8477. To be eligible for a cash reward you must contact Crime Stoppers.

LPD Event #13-18999   Detective Burcham