Crime & Courts
Information sought on dry-cleaning robberies
Polk County sheriff’s deputies are seeking information on robberies at two dry cleaning businesses that may be connected. The first robbery took place about 1:50 p.m. March 27 at a dry cleaning business on the corner of U.S. Highway 98 North and Marcum Road in Lakeland. Two days later, a similar robbery occurred at a dry cleaning business in Valrico. The suspect is described as a white male, between 5-foot-8 and 6 feet tall. He was wearing blue jeans, a dark-colored long-sleeved shirt, a dark-colored beanie-style hat and dark sunglasses. The vehicle used in the Valrico robbery appeared to be a white, four-door mid-1990s Infiniti J3.Anyone with information who wants to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call 1-800-226-Tips or log onto www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com. IPhone and Droid users can download a free tip submit app to anonymously report crime. To install these free apps, please visit www.tipsoft.com.