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Haines City Police Trying To Identify Fraud Suspects

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Haines City Police Department Press Release

On 05/19/2018, the Haines City Police Department was notified of a vehicle burglary that occurred in the parking lot of the aquatic center at Lake Eva Park. The victim locked her vehicle at approximately 9:30am and entered the facility.  The victim’s vehicle was entered by breaking out a window and the victim’s purse was taken at that time.   The victim received an alert at 1013 hours notifying her that a possible unauthorized transaction occurred at Publix located at 617 Highway 17-92, Haines City. It was later learned that three separate transactions occurred at Publix with a total amount of $1,387.64 for different types of gift cards. The suspect(s) then traveled to the Winter Haven area and used the victim’s cards at Walgreens and Staples.

A similar vehicle burglary occurred in the Winter Haven area with the same suspects.  In that case, the suspect(s) came back to the Walgreen’s located at 38500 Highway 27 North in Haines City and used this victim’s debit card there.

The suspects are described as black females, both approximately 25-35 yoa, one is wearing a white shirt with the possible emblem of NASA on it, wearing a gray hoodie with pink angel wings with “HERO” written on the back and light gray sweat pants.  The second suspect has long black hair and is wearing a light gray shirt, light gray pants and they may be traveling in a silver or white SUV.

Attached are photos of the suspect(s) from the video at the Publix and Walgreens in Haines City.  The Haines City Police Department is asking for assistance in identifying the suspects in this case.

The Haines City Police Department is asking that anyone with information regarding this event please contact Detective Bryan Donovan at 863-421-3636 ext. 2238, or the Haines City Police Department at 863-421-3636 ext. 2273 or crime stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477).


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