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Dalton Police asking for help identifying man who stole cash from dropped wallet at Walmart

The Dalton Police Department is asking for the public’s help to identify a man officers believe took cash from a wallet dropped in the Walmart parking lot. The wallet was later turned in to the store, without the cash inside.

The incident happened on October 12th at the Shugart Road Walmart. Shortly after 6:30 pm, a woman using the self-checkout put her wallet back inside of her purse, but failed to secure it. After loading her groceries into her vehicle, the woman left the store only to realize later that she’d lost her wallet, apparently dropping it in the parking lot. When she returned to the store, she found that her wallet had been turned in, but the $1,000 in cash that was left inside was missing. Surveillance video from the store shows a gold pickup truck that pulled into her parking spot after she left. The driver of the truck, a heavy set white male wearing an orange t-shirt, is shown on video bending over to pick up an item in the parking spot and then pausing for several seconds. The man then walked into the store and walked around for a few minutes before leaving without making a purchase. Shortly after the man left the item in the parking lot, a woman walking out of the store is seen on surveillance video spotting and picking up the wallet and then turning it in to the store. The man investigators suspect took the cash from the wallet is a heavyset white male with a goatee who wore an orange t-shirt, shorts, and flip-flop sandals. A picture of the suspect is included below. Anyone who recognizes the man is asked to please contact Officer David Marcus at 706-278-9085, extension 9609 or by email at dmarcus@daltonga.gov.