Sprint store, auto dealer burglaries possibly linked

- Four men burst through the front door of a Sprint store on 3rd Street Southwest in Winter Haven around 2 a.m. Wednesday. Less than a week later, four suspects again smash a door at Posner Park Chrysler Dodge in Davenport.

At the Sprint store, the foursome headed to the back to grab boxes of pricey phones before making a quick get away. At the dealership, they stole keys and four cars. 

A pair of car dealerships in Hernando County were also victimized in a similar fashion Tuesday morning.

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said he's working on the assumption it's the same four suspects in all three cases.

"These guys are pretty good at what they do," said Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd. "We're working with the Winter Haven PD and we're looking at surrounding counties to see if they’re having other activities like this"

Sheriff Judd says these guys are experienced and appear organized.

"From looking at them... it's not the first time they stole something," Judd said. "They seem to be experience and, you know what, we’d like to give them an experience at the county jail."

Anyone who may recognize the suspects or knows something about the burglaries is asked to call the Polk County Sheriff's Office or Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477), which is offering a cash reward.

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