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Burglary at Griffin Elementary School

Mar 5, 2021
Media Contact : Alicia Manautou, PIO

Detectives from the Polk County Sheriff's Office are trying to identify the suspect in this video.

On March 5th at around 8:20 p.m., the suspect burglarized a Pre-K classroom portable at Griffin Elementary School in unincorporated Lakeland. When he broke into the classroom, he caused substantial damage to the building. 

The suspect is a white male, possibly in his 30s with short brown hair. At the time of the crime, he was wearing a black short-sleeved shirt with some sort of graphic on the front, black shorts with an orange stripe on the pant, and black and white Nike sneakers.

If you recognize him or have any information pertaining to this incident, please contact Detective Marshall at 863-577-1625 (reference case #21-9648).

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