Thieves make off with $25,000 in oranges | Crime
Winter Haven, FL -- Polk County Sheriff’s Office and the Haines City Police Department are asking for the public’s help find the persons responsible for stealing approximately $25,000 in oranges.
According to the Polk County Sheriff's Office, on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011, at an unknown time, unknown suspects removed the oranges belonging to a trucking company from a trucking lot in Lake Hamilton.
Detectives say one of the suspects contacted the business and offered to pick up the oranges for an undisclosed amount of money, and after the money was received, the oranges were taken but the company did not have any further contact with the carrier. The oranges were taken in a tan with black lines freight liner truck with a white refrigerator on the trailer.
Anyone with information about this investigation is urged to contact Detective Donald Carter at 863-287-2227.
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