Polk deputies search for Lakeland pickpocket suspect

4:56 PM, Jul 18, 2013   |    comments
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Lakeland, Florida-- A man is wanted in Polk County after an apparent pickpocket at a Lakeland convenience store. 

It happened just after 8 a.m. on Tuesday, July 9 at the Circle K on Old kathleen Road, says a Polk County Sheriff's Office report.

The victim was standing at the checkout counter and preparing to leave the store when a man bumped into him and took money from his back pants pocket. 

The suspect, described as a black man in a blue shirt and shorts, then paid for his own items, left the store and drove away in a red Volkswagen Beatle that had faded paint on the roof and hood.

Anyone with information about this investigation is urged to contact Detective Kevin Matheny at 863-287-2367, 863-577-1623 or 863-298-6200.

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