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Deputies search for man caught on video stealing golf cart from furniture store

Posted at 2:37 PM, Mar 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-02 14:37:24-05

LAKELAND, Fla. — The Polk County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect who stole a golf cart in Lakeland.

The "Golf Cart Thief Man," as PCSO called him on their Facebook page, stole a golf cart from Sterling Furniture on Combee Road South in Lakeland shortly before 1:00 a.m. on Monday.

Surveillance video showed the man back up his newer model 4-door Dodge Dakota pickup truck to the EZ-GO gulf cart, load it up and drive away. 

A female was also seen in the video.

Deputies said they believe the suspect is white or Hispanic and his truck may have a malfunctioning front left turn signal. 

If you recognize the suspect, or have any information about the incident, you are asked to call Detective O’Dell at 863-499-2400 or 863-298-6200.

Anyone with information who wants to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-tips or log onto to submit your tip via the web.