December 23, 2013

Reward offered in armed robbery case

Submitted by the Dalton Police Department

— The Dalton Police Department is offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrests of suspects in an armed robbery that occurred on Thursday at 613 N. Hamilton St.

The robbery took place at approximately 10:40 p.m. at the La Esquin store. One black male entered the store and approached the clerk and asked questions while a second black male entered the store with a handgun.  The handgun was described as all black with wooden grips. While the second male pointed the handgun at the clerk’s head, the first male pulled out a Taser and attempted to Tase the clerk twice. The second male then struck the clerk in her head with the handgun as the first male grabbed the money out of the register. Both males then fled north on Hamilton Street on foot.

The description of the suspects are:

First suspect, skinny, 6 feet, 1 inches tall, salt and pepper scruffy beard (two to three days growth), yellow teeth, beanie winter hat (black), dark blue or black coveralls,

Second suspect, larger, similar height, burgundy long-sleeved shirt, dark hoodie, beanie winter hat, dark jeans, black winter gloves.

If you have any information on this crime or the identity of the suspects, please call Detective Scott Murray at (706) 278-9085, ext. 148.