TAMPA, Fla. — Polk detectives have connected a string of baby formula thefts happening statewide to a woman in Tampa.
The Polk County Sheriff's Office released video Tuesday showing two women hauling out 46 cans of formula from a grocery store in Lakeland. Investigators have linked one of the women in that video to 21-year-old Alexcia Calhoun of Tampa.
They say that video and a picture on Calhoun's Instagram account led to her identification.
The sheriff's office says she may be behind similar thefts in Marion and Manatee counties.
"Surveillance cameras and social media are great tools in helping us catch criminals," Polk Sheriff Grady Judd stated in a media release Tuesday. "Folks, if you're going to steal, you're going to get caught. It's that simple, so don't do it."