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On Friday, February 7, 2014, at 8:00 p.m., an unknown black male entered the J C Penney store, 3800 N Road 98, at the bedding section. The suspect selected two comforter sets and left without paying for them.

The suspect is described as a black male, 18-25 years old, 5’9-6’, 160-190 lbs with a medium complexion. He was wearing a black coat, black pants, a black Cincinnati baseball cap with red “C” on the front and blue shoes.

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

LPD Event # 14-2838              Detective Burcham


        

On Tuesday, February 4, 2014, between 12:00 p.m. and 12:30 p.m., three black females entered the Bath and Body Works at 1441 Town Center Drive with large purses. While in the store, they opened cabinet doors and selected numerous beauty products and placed them in their purses. The black females then excited the location.

The suspects are all described as black females between 30-40 years old, 5’6”-5’9” and average to heavy set build.

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 remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward, you must contact Crime Stoppers.

 

LPD Event #14-2515          Detective Neal Robertson


On Thursday, October 10, 2013, at approximately 6:30 a.m., 83 year old John Papay was returning from his morning walk when he was struck in the head from behind, knocked to the ground and robbed. Mr. Papay was in the alleyway that runs east and west next to his residence at 215 ½ W. Belmar Street when he was struck by the unknown assailant. He was transported to Lakeland Regional Medical Center where he was hospitalized with a severe head injury which required surgery. In mid-December, Mr. Papay died as a result of the injuries he sustained.

Lakeland Police are asking anyone with information on this incident to contact the Lakeland Police Department at 863-834-6900, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-8477. To remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward, you must contact Crime Stoppers.

LPD Event #13-19898          Detective Tim McDonald


         

CS Bulletin #14-05

Need to Identify - Larceny Grand Theft Suspects

On January 16, 2014, two white females and two white males entered the Target Store located at 4005 Highway 98 N and while there, the white female wearing the blue shirt took two pair of headphones totaling $448.00. The white female wearing a white shirt and the two white males wearing black shirts served as look-outs.

If anyone has information on the identification of these individuals, please contact Lakeland Police Department at 863-834-6900 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-8477. To remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward, you must contact Crime Stoppers.

LPD Event #14-1132          Detective Scott Kercher