Thief steals 400 orange trees from Polk County grove

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FROSTPROOF, Fla. (WFLA/AP) – Authorities in Polk County are looking for a thief who stole more than 400 newly-planted orange trees from a grove.

Polk County Sheriff’s Office deputies are investigating the disappearance of the trees from a grove in Frostproof. They said 409 citrus reset orange tress were removed from the grove, located at Sangster Road and Old Avon Park Road, sometime between 7 p.m. on November 29th and 7 a.m. on November 30th.

The trees were valued at $3,000.

The trees were planted to replace others that had died.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Scarborough at 863-287-2224, and is eligible for a cash reward from Heartland Crime Stoppers Florida. 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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