Dalton police search for burglary suspect

Dalton police search for burglary suspect

October 5th, 2011 by Staff Report in Local - Breaking News

The Dalton Police Department is looking for information about a burglary on Monday afternoon.

The suspect took a digital camera, a laptop and a black plastic bag that contained about $50 in cash from an apartment, Dalton Police spokesman Bruce Frazier said in a news release.

Between noon and 12:20 p.m. Monday, a witness reported hearing a man banging on the back door of an apartment at 788 Bermuda St., Frazier said.

The witness then heard the sound of breaking glass and saw the suspect reach in to unlock the door through a broken glass panel and enter the apartment, Frazier said.

When the suspect exited the apartment, he was carrying a plastic bag of change and appeared to be carrying something else underneath his sweatshirt, leading the witness to call out for him to stop.

The suspect ran toward Underwood Street, and the witness chased him until he got into a blue four-door Honda Civic driven by a woman, Frazier said.

The witness told police the suspect was a tall Hispanic male in his late 20s who was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and jeans, Frazier said.

Anyone with information can call Dalton police Detective Ricky Long at 706-278-9085, ext. 168.