Posing as Polk County deputies, two armed men fail to break into home

Polk County deputies are searching for two men who tried to break into an Auburndale home. 

Investigators with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office said the two suspects were seen in surveillance video trying to kick down the door to gain entrance. Detectives added that those suspects claimed to be with the sheriff’s office, which is false.

The incident occurred early Saturday morning on Alderman Road. The men were armed, and one suspect was seen pointing his gun towards the other who repeatedly kicked the door. After failing to gain entry, they fled, and the residents inside the home were injured.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Goreck at (863) 298-6914.