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Police warning about possible car break-in scam

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By WRCB Staff

DALTON, WHITFIELD COUNTY, GA (WRCB) -- The Dalton Police Department is warning the public of a unique car break-in that happened last week so that citizens can try to keep the same thing from happening to them.

The incident happened Friday afternoon, October 88th at the Chick-fil-A at 1517 West Walnut Avenue. An employee of the restaurant was leaving when he noticed oil poured all over the hood and windshield of his truck. After leaving his bag in the truck and locking the door, the victim went back into the restaurant. When he came back out less than a minute later, he found one of his windows broken and the bag, which contained cash, stolen.

A witness reported seeing a Hispanic male, approximately 5'8" tall wearing a blue shirt and blue sweat pants jump into the truck's window and then exit holding a red bag. The witness saw the suspect leave the scene in a blue Dodge Caravan with two other Hispanic males. The witness said that the man driving the van was wearing a hat and white or cream colored shirt with stripes.

Investigators believe that the suspects may have poured the oil on the truck to trick the owner into going back inside the restaurant while leaving valuables behind. If you find yourself in a similar situation, please call 911 from a safe location. Don't leave valuables behind in your car.

And if anyone has any information on the Chick-fil-A incident or the identity of the suspects, they are asked to please contact Detective Ricky Long at 706-278-9085, extension 168.

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