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VIDEO: Detectives searching for suspects in smash-and-grab burglaries at Lakeland church

Polk County

LAKELAND, Fla. (WFLA) – Detectives are searching for a suspect involved in smash-and-grab burglaries at a Lakeland church.

According to Heartland Crime Stoppers, on Feb. 9, two car burglaries were committed at the Lake Gibson Church of Nazarene on North Socrum Road.

The suspect in the crime can be seen on video running from car to car, looking into vehicles for valuables and smashing the windows.

The suspect had an accomplice driving along side of him in a black Chrysler Pascifica.

Purses, credit cards, IDs and personal items were stolen from the vehicles.

After the burglaries, two women used a stolen credit card to purchase $500 worth of merchandise from a nearby Winn Dixie.

If you recognize the women, the van or the man in the video, or if you have any information, call Detective Ryan at 863-577-1600.

To remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS or go online.

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