POLK COUNTY, Fla. (CW44 News At 10) -Polk County Sheriff’s Office detectives are looking for a suspect who forced himself into a family in Lakeland and stole Christmas presents and other items.
According to the initial investigation, the victim left his home early Monday, December 20, 2021 to meet family members for breakfast. When she returned home around 11.30am, she found her front door forced open and her home ransacked. She also discovered that all the wrapped Christmas presents were missing, as well as a laptop from the company and a flat screen TV.
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The victim immediately called PCSO to report the burglary and investigators were able to capture images of the suspect from the home surveillance system.
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The suspect may be driving a 2019 or later dark-colored 4-door Chevrolet Malibu.
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“This Grinch must be caught and held accountable for his criminal activities. Fortunately, detectives are working with the Polk Sheriff’s Charities to ensure that these children have a Merry Christmas despite this horrific act. Please contact our detectives with any information about this burglary, or call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS to remain anonymous, ”said Grady Judd, sheriff