Shirtless, barefoot bandits steal charity items in Polk County

Surveillance images

LAKELAND, Fla. (WFLA) –  Police are on the lookout for a pair of barefoot, shirtless bandits who hit a real estate business in Lakeland over the weekend and stole thousands of dollars worth of items for an upcoming charity event.

The men, who are covered in tattoos were caught on surveillance video as they helped themselves inside the business.

In addition to stealing items for the charity event, the thieves also cleaned out the business of more than $5,000 worth of electronic equipment including laptops and computer monitors.

The two men broke into S&D Real Estate Services on 2000 East Edgewood Drive early Saturday morning around 1:30 a.m. took some items and then returned again around 2:30 a.m., this time with a little more clothing to cover themselves.

The charity items were meant for an upcoming Ducks Unlimited event in Bartow.

As of Thursday, Lakeland Police did not have any leads in the case.

Anyone with information is asked to call 863-834-8965 or Crimestoppers (1-800-226-TIPS).

Learn more about the burglars tonight at 6 on News Channel 8. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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