$750 reward offered for information leading to arrest of Willy's Variety Store robber


BENNINGTON >> A $750 reward is now being offered for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for the armed robbery of a local variety store, according to the Bennington Police Department.

Authorities have made no arrests in the Oct. 23 robbery of Willy's Variety store, but a Bennington Police Department member confirmed that the investigation is ongoing.

"We're still actively pursuing leads," Det. Larry Cole said Thursday.

Surveillance video shows a single male suspect, approximately six feet tall with a thin build, wearing dark colored camouflage pants (possibly pajama style), a light colored camouflage sweatshirt, gloves, dark shoes with white soles, and a combination of masks including a camouflage mask and possibly a skull mask, according to police.

"We can use any assistance the public can provide," Cole said.

Cole declined to say who is offering the reward.

On Oct. 23 at about 6:35 a.m., the individual entered Willy's Variety Store, located at the corner of Park Street and Gage Street, brandished a pistol at an employee and took money from the cash register. No one was injured.

The suspect can be seen on video pacing about the store at 5:40 a.m.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Bennington Police Department at 802-442-1030.

Contact Edward Damon at 413-770-6979


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