DALTON, Ga. - Police need help identifying two men wanted in connection with several robberies in metro Atlanta.
On June 9, a man walked into the Discolatin store on East Walnut Avenue in Dalton just before 4 p.m. and told an employee he wanted to make a money transfer. Investigators said when the employee walked toward the money transfer station, the suspect walked behind her, grabbed her wrist and pulled it up behind her back, then forced her to the cash register.
Police said when a second store employee noticed what was going on, another suspect came inside the store and told him to not move, "Or I'll pop you."
The two men took about $200 in cash from the register, then took off in a red passenger car, possibly a Ford Taurus. The car had been parked in front of a nearby business called "Act a Fool."
The employees said they didn't see any weapons, but told police both men were holding their hands by their waistbands under their shirts as if they had guns.
The suspects are believed to have been involved in similar robberies in Calhoun and Bartow County on the same day. In Calhoun, police said the suspects got away with more than $2,500 in cash.
According to police, the suspects are described as dark-skinned males, possibly Hispanic.
Tuesday morning, police released several surveillance images from the Dalton store in hopes of someone recognizing the men. Anyone with information is asked to call the Dalton Police Department at 706-278-9085.