Dalton Police Department needing help identifying suspects in entering auto cases
The Dalton Police Department is asking for the public’s help to identify three people investigators consider to be people of interest in an investigation of an entering auto case in Dalton in which a woman’s purse was stolen. The vehicle was parked in the parking lot of a local gym. The persons of interest were recorded using a stolen bank cards taken in a later entering auto case in Chattanooga that investigators have determined to be linked to the Dalton case.
The first incident happened in August at the Peak Fitness gym at 1021 Riverburch Parkway. The victim went inside to work out and left her purse inside of her black Infiniti SUV. Shortly after, the suspect drove up next to the victim’s vehicle and broke out the rear passenger window and stole the victim’s purse. Dalton investigators were unfortunately unable to determine any descriptive characteristics of the suspect or the suspect’s vehicle from the surveillance video. Weeks after the August incident in Dalton, there was an entering auto case in Chattanooga. In that case, another victim’s checkbook was stolen and a check was written against the bank account of the Dalton victim and cashed at the Dalton victim’s bank using the Dalton victim’s name and account information. The three suspects pictured below were recorded by store surveillance in Tennessee using bank cards stolen in the Chattanooga case and Dalton investigators consider them to be people of interest in both investigations. The first individual is a white female with a heavyset build who wore black sweatpants and a black t-shirt with her hair pulled back in a bun. The second individual is a black male with a mustache who wore a black “do rag” on his head. The third individual is a black female who wore a yellow and black patterned shirt. Pictures of all three individuals are included below.
Anyone who recognizes these three individuals is asked to please contact Detective John Edwards at 706-278-9085, dial 9 and enter extension 152.