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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