LAKELAND (FOX 13) - A female suspect appeared to wear a wig in order to match the appearance of a victim while trying to cash a stolen check, deputies said.
On Sunday, Polk County deputies said they received a vehicle burglary report before 7 p.m. at Christina Park on Highway 540A in Lakeland. A witness saw a black male burglarizing the victim’s Jeep, and when the witness yelled at him, he fled in a newer model black Nissan Rogue, according to the sheriff’s office.
Two purses were stolen after the window was busted out, along with two watches. Credit and debit cards were inside the purse, deputies said.
The following day, the victim’s bank in Dunedin contacted deputies about an unknown woman, also in a black Nissan Rogue, attempting to access the victim’s bank account. Deputies said the female suspect also went to a bank in Palm Harbor. A Florida tag of 6856JD was on the Rogue, but it appears that it was not the correct tag, deputies said.
They said they believe the female was trying to look like the victim by possibly wearing a wig. Photos of the vehicle and female suspect were released by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-8477 or www.p3tips.com.