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Man walks into Polk Co. schools, steals property

Polk County, Florida -- Polk County deputies are searching for a man who has been stealing personal property from teachers during school hours at various schools.

Authorities say Don Stephens has a lengthy criminal history for theft and is a suspect in at least three school thefts in Polk County Schools. Stephens has entered three schools and stolen wallets and purses from teachers who thought he was a custodian. 

So far, Stephens has stolen from Sikes Elementary School, Purcell Elementary and the Davenport School of the Arts.

Anyone with information in Stephens's whereabouts is urged to contact Detective Angie Macke at (863)499-2400, or (863)298-6200.

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