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Dalton Police need help catching church parking lot thief

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DALTON. (WRCB)-- The Dalton Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying a man suspected of twice breaking into cars parked at the First Presbyterian Church at 510 South Tibbs Road. 

On both occasions, the suspect used stolen bank cards to attempt to purchase gift cards from the Wal-Mart on Shugart Road. The vehicle break-ins occurred on the morning of May 18th and the afternoon of May 19th

In the first case, a purse was the only item stolen, and in the second, bank cards from the victim's purse were taken. Both times, the stolen bank cards were used almost immediately by the suspect at Wal-Mart. On the first day, the suspect was denied as the card was canceled before he got to the cash register. 

On the second day, he managed to buy one $200 gift card before the stolen card was canceled.  He left after being denied on his second attempt.  On both visits, the suspect was recorded on the store's surveillance system. 

He's a white male with a shaved bald head and goatee.  On one of his trips to the store, he wore a black t-shirt that exposed a visible tattoo on his left forearm.  He left the store in a black or possibly dark green Chevrolet Beretta. A picture of his car is also included. 

This suspect is also wanted in connection with entering auto cases in Catoosa County.  If you have any information about this man's identity or these incidents, please contact Detective Jason Bishop with the Dalton Police Department at 706-278-9085, extension 214. 

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