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Our friends at News Channel 8 have reported on a purse snatcher in Lakeland.
The suspect is a woman in Lakeland. She’s allegedly stealing purses from cars in parking lots, and it’s been happening all summer.
According to someone from the Lakeland Police Department, “We have three current open cases here at the police department that we believe involve the same individual burglarizing vehicles.” The police also said that the woman smashes car windows to steal the purses and has done so twice at Common Group Park and once at a park near Lake Parker.
According to the LPD, “Once the vehicle burglary takes place, she goes to a Dollar General store and uses the stolen credit cards to buy other VISA gift cards or attempt to purchase those gift cards.”
Kadian Irving is a parent who was recently at Common Group Park. She said, “It’s scary to know that you come to a park that you take your kids at and it’s not safe for you to leave your stuff in your car,”
The park uses surveillance cameras and several signs reminding people to lock their cars and hide their valuables.
If you have any information on the suspect, please email cody.bardwell@Lakelandgov.net or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Some Of The Beers We Tried At The Bolts Brew Fest
The Bolts Brew Fest made a return for the first time since COVID and we were so excited! Beer and hockey are the perfect combo and it was great to be back at the event since the Lightning have become back-to-back Stanley Cup Champions. Amalie Arena was turned into a sea of breweries that were located throughout the concourse and ice floor (no, the ice was not set up for this event.) With so many brewery options around Tampa Bay, this was a great way to sample a little something from everyone and determine where our official next brewery stop would be.
They had a gaming corner set up at multiple areas in Amalie, including a Mario Kart tournament. But no worries, there was no drinking and driving allowed. Men and women could also test their strength at the stein holding competition. Holding a full stein beer glass is definitely a lot harder than it sounds.
There’s lots to see and do at the Bolts Brew Fest. Below is our list of some of the beers we tried while we were there. Each brewery featured at least 3 different style of beers, such as an IPA, Stout, and Wheat or Ale, but to avoid a night by the toilet we didn’t mix too many styles together. If you’re heading to a Tampa Bay brewery that was featured in the Bolts Brew Fest, check this list to see if their featured beer is worth trying!