HAINES CITY, Fla. – Haines City Police Department is seeking your help in locating appliances that were stolen from a home under construction.
According to police, sometime between Thursday, July 28 and Friday, July 29, an unidentified suspect(s) removed the pictured appliances from a house under construction at 626 Tanaro Lane in Haines City.
The appliance thieves most likely broke into the house from the rear door as a screen door was found damaged and on the ground, according to police.
“Construction site thefts are on the rise in the county, particularly in our neck of woods as new homes are being constructed at a rapid pace,” said Haines City Police Department.
“If someone tries to sell you these items, be aware that they are stolen. You should also consider this; If you buy stolen items and you knew (or should have known) the items were stolen, you are guilty of a crime just like the thieves who broke into this house,” said HCPD.
Also, if someone doesn’t know the items were stolen and we are able to retrieve the items, they most likely are going to lose the money they paid to the thieves.
Haines City Police Department says if you are approached by someone offering to sell you something at a deep discount and they can’t tell you where they bought it from, then you should probably pass on the sale. It’s not worth going to jail or losing money.
Interim Police Chief Loyd Steward said “That old adage applies here. “If it is too good to be true, it probably is. Buying stolen goods is a crime and could send the buyer to jail, too.”
If you have information on this burglary or these appliances, you should contact Haines City Police at 863-421-3636.
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