published Thursday, May 30th, 2013

Dalton Police seeking Michael Roberts in Dalton pharmacy assault, robbery

The Dalton Police Department has announced it is seeking Michael Roberts, 38, in connection with a robbery at Dalton Drug at 2709 Airport Road.

A news release said Roberts is wanted on warrants of armed robbery and aggravated assault.

A suspect identified as Roberts entered the pharmacy Wednesday, demanded pain pills and when turned down in his request, he threw gasoline onto an employee from a small drink bottle.

A news release said he grabbed a bottle of hydrocodone and ran from the store on foot.

Roberts was identified using surveillance video from the scene, the release said.

The police department asked that anyone with information on Roberts’ whereabouts is asked to contact Detective Greg Bates at (706) 278-9085, extension 137.

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