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Teen arrested, second suspect at large in Dalton armed robbery

Updated: Nov 15, 2019

The Dalton Police Department has arrested one suspect involved in a September armed robbery at a convenience store and warrants have been issued for a second. Alexandro Perez, 17, of Dalton was arrested without incident and booked into the Whitfield County jail today and police have warrants for the arrest of 20 year old Sergio Perez. Investigators are still working to positively identify the third person involved in the robbery. The robbery happened on September 13th at the La Esquinita store at 613 N. Hamilton Street. Shortly before 9:00 pm, three masked males walked into the store and two of them began pointing handguns at the store clerk and customers inside. One of the suspects walked behind the counter and shoved the clerk away at gunpoint, opening and emptying the cash register. While that was happening, a second suspect grabbed the customer around the head and face and held a gun to his head. The suspect held the customer in place until the robbery was complete. The third suspect appeared to act as a lookout at the door to the business. The three then fled on foot, apparently running northwest in the direction of an alley near Matilda Street. The group got away with a large amount of cash. Police received multiple tips from the community after publishing surveillance pictures of the suspects earlier this week online and in area media outlets. The surveillance pictures showed facial features and distinctive clothing worn by the suspects. Alexandro Perez was charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault, participation in a criminal street gang, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. Police have warrants for Sergio Perez for the same charges. Sergio Perez is considered to be armed and dangerous. Anyone with information about his whereabouts or the identity of the third person involved in the robbery is asked to please contact Detective Jacob Burger at 706-278-9085, extension 9-325.


Previous: The Dalton Police Department is asking for the public’s help to identify three men who robbed a Dalton store at gunpoint in September. The suspects wore masks covering their faces, but investigators believe that someone will recognize their distinctive clothing or exposed facial features recorded by store surveillance.

The incident happened on September 13th at the La Esquinita store at 613 N. Hamilton Street. Shortly before 9:00 pm, three masked males walked into the store and two of them began pointing handguns at the store clerk and the customers inside. One customer had his children with him in the store. One of the suspects walked behind the counter and shoved the clerk away at gunpoint, opening and emptying the cash register. While that was happening, a second suspect grabbed the customer around the head and face and held a gun to his head. The suspect held the customer in place until the robbery was complete. The third suspect appeared to act as a lookout at the door to the business. The three then fled on foot, apparently running northwest in the direction of an alley near Matilda Street. The group got away with a large amount of cash.

The first suspect wore a light blue hoodie sweatshirt with the words “The Dirty South” on the front in a logo styled to look like the North Face logo. He also wore black shorts with a white stripe down the leg, black and white Nike shoes, and a blue mask that covered the lower portion of his face. He carried a black revolver. The second suspect wore a dark blue hoodie, and wore a single black Nike glove on his left hand. He wore gray pants, blue and white shoes, and a black and white mask over his lower face and also something covering his upper face. He carried a black semiautomatic handgun. The third suspect wore a black Under Armor hoodie, black Adidas shorts with three white stripes on the legs, black Adidas shoes, a gray or black beanie hat, and a blue mask covering the lower portion of his face. He also had a blue key lanyard that was hanging out of his shorts pocket. Pictures of the suspects in which facial features can be seen are included with this release.

Anyone with information on this crime or the identity of these suspects is asked to please contact Detective Jacob Burger at 706-278-9085, extension 9325.