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Dalton PD looking for couple who stole woman's purse at Food City on Christmas Eve

UPDATE: These two fine people have been identified after several tips from callers who seen the surveillance picture. The investigator is working on obtaining warrants.  The Dalton Police Department is asking for the public’s help to identify two people who stole a purse containing cash and bank cards that was left behind by a shopper at a local grocery store. The couple were recorded by the store’s surveillance cameras. The incident happened on Christmas Eve at the Food City grocery store on Walnut Avenue. The victim told police that she accidentally left her small clutch purse in a shopping cart after completing some last minute shopping and realized her mistake when she got to her car. She immediately returned to where she left her cart, but it had already been taken by other customers. Surveillance video shows a white male wearing a navy blue hoodie and jeans and a backwards baseball cap taking the cart. The woman with him, a white woman with blonde hair wearing a red Georgia Bulldogs hoodie and a gray toboggan, then took the purse out of the cart and handed it to the male who concealed it in the front pocket of his hoodie. The couple then left the store with the purse in a white four door Cadillac. The victim’s purse contained $280 in cash and bank cards. The victim’s debit card as used a short time later at a Marathon gas station in Calhoun, Georgia.

Surveillance images of the two suspects are included with this release. Anyone who recognizes the suspects or who has information about this crime is asked to please contact Detective Charles Williams at 706-278-9085, extension 9280.