UPDATE (1/24/12) DPD investigators have identified a suspect in this case and are now asking for information from the public to locate 62-year-old Langston Spence of Chattanooga, Tennessee.
The Dalton Police Department is looking for a man who slipped into a Dalton hotel room and stole a woman’s purse with $2,000 cash and credit cards inside. The suspect was recorded by the hotel’s surveillance system and pictures of him are included with this release.
The incident happened shortly before 7:00 am on Thursday, January 19th at the Quality Inn at 875 College Drive. The victim stepped out of his room leaving the door cracked while he went out to his car. When he returned, his wife came out of the bathroom and saw that her purse was missing. After contacting police, investigators checked surveillance video and saw the suspect walking past the victims’ room as the victim walked outside. As soon as he was out of sight, the suspect walked back to the door and slipped inside and then walked back out, apparently holding something under one arm.
The suspect is a black male wearing glasses and an Anaheim Angels baseball cap and a Bluetooth headset on one ear. The suspect wore a navy blue jacket and blue jeans.
Anyone with information on the identity of this suspect is asked to contact Detective Chris Tucker at the Dalton Police Department at 706-278-9085, extension 165.
Below: The suspect in surveillance images from the hotel