Polk deputies searching for car handle flippers in Lakeland

Posted at 9:15 AM, Dec 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-19 09:15:24-05

The Polk County Sheriff's office needs help identifying suspects seen on surveillance video flipping car door handles in a Lakeland neighborhood. 

This particular incident happened on Iris Ann Drive in Lakeland around 2:25 a.m. on Friday, December 16. 

Three teenagers were seen walking around the neighborhood, flipping car handles, trying to find an unlocked car to steal stuff from the inside of the cars. 

Deputies say one suspect was wearing a fishing hat and an Adidas sweatshirt, one was wearing a Buccaneers sweatshirt and another was wearing a plain hoodie. 

If you know the teens in the video, please call Detective Kilborn at 863-577-1623. 

Polk deputies are reminding you to lock your car doors at all times. 

If you wish to remain anonymous, please call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS.