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Three suspects sought after Walmart candy theft in Winter Haven


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Three men stole boxes and boxes of candy - $430 worth - from a Winter Haven Walmart last week, and police need the public's help finding them.

About 3:10 p.m. July 19, the men entered the store at 7450 Cypress Gardens Blvd., proceeded to the candy aisle and filled up their cart with an assortment of sweets from the shelf, Winter Haven police said.

After clearing the shelf, the trio asked a store associate if there was more candy in the back, police said. The employee retrieved additional candy from the stock room and brought it to the men, police said.

The men left the candy aisle and briefly separated in the grocery area before meeting at the doors, exiting without attempting to pay for the merchandise, police said.

A police spokesman did not know what brands of candy were taken.

The men were seen in store surveillance images.

One was white, 45 to 50 years old, 5 feet 11 inches tall, 230 pounds and balding, police said. He was wearing a black T-shirt with "I'm OK But My Game Is Sick" in white letters.

Another suspect was described as white, in his early 20s and 5 feet 11 inches tall, He was wearing a black shirt with "And 1" on the front, along with blue jeans and a white hat with a black rim. He also had a neck tattoo with lettering.

The other man was black, in his early 20s and about 6 feet 2 inches tall. He was wearing a white T-shirt, dark shorts with black socks and sandals. He also had a beige straw hat, sunglasses and a necklace.

Anyone with information was asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477). Callers can remain anonymous and could be eligible for a cash reward.

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