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On March 2nd, the Lakeland Police Department responded to the Sunglass Hut, 1481 Town Center Drive. The store manager advised that she arrived to work at 9:55am and discovered that the front door was damaged and that and she could see that the store inventory of designer glasses were missing. Unknown culprit(s) removed the glasses from the display racks. $119,000.00 in merchandise was stolen.

The alarm system was damaged with parts of it located on the floor.  The alarm was set the previous day according to a representative however it did not activate during the burglary. Detective are following up on the burglary and reviewing evidence at this time. The store is closed at this time. 

On Saturday, March 08, 2014, at approximately 2:00 a.m., the suspect pictured approached the victim in the Wing House parking lot, 4515 S. Florida Avenue, asking for food and a cigarette. The victim placed his wallet and cell phone on top of his vehicle while he retrieved items for the suspect from the trunk of his car. The victim retrieved his wallet, but didn’t realize his cell phone was missing at the time.

On March 10, 2014, the victim discovered fraudulent transactions on his GTE Federal Credit Union bank account.

The suspect is described as a white female, approximately 6’1”, 160 lbs, with red hair and wearing yellow overalls at the time.

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 #14-4973 & #14-5053              Detective O’Neill