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SOLVED!! Retail theft at RaceTrac in Lakeland

Oct 16, 2022
Media Contact : Alicia Manautou, PIO

SOLVED: PCSO detectives arrested 53-year-old Jeffery Ford for petit theft. Ford told detectives he knew it was wrong to steal the items.


The Polk County Sheriff's Office is investigating a retail theft which occurred at a RaceTrac store (6650 U.S. 98 North) in Lakeland.

At around 4:00 p.m. on October 16, 2022, the man in this video took 2-24 ounce cans of beer and 3 bags of chips from the store shelves and placed them in his backpack. He then went to the counter and purchased a pack of cigarettes before leaving without paying for the items in his backpack. 

If you recognize this man, or have any information about this theft, please contact Detective Wagstaff at 863-577-1600 or (Case #22-43428)

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