Police Briefs


Police seek armed robbery suspect

ARLINGTON — A suspect armed with a crowbar entered the Arlington Stewart's and demanded money from employees before running away from the scene late Wednesday night, according to a Vermont State Police news release.

Police say they responded to the Stewart's about 11 p.m. for a report of an armed robbery in progress at the store located on Route 7A.

Witnesses described the suspect as approximately 5-foot, 7-inches tall, 150 pounds, wearing a black Carhartt jacket, light blue jeans, black gloves, a light brown hat, and a scarf or some type of black mask, police said. Police also believe the suspect is a female, according to witness statements.

The suspect fled the scene before police arrived and witnesses say the suspect was headed north on Route 7A

Police are assessing damage done to the store and will determine if any loss occurred. No one was injured during this incident.

Vermont State Troopers, Manchester Police and Bennington Police responded to the scene.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact Detective Sgt. James Wright of the Vermont State Police at 802-442-5421.

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Reward offered in Dorset tool theft

DORSET — A private donor is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for the July theft of approximately $10,000 in power tools from a property on Windhill Road, according to the Bennington Sheriff's


Police say a suspect or suspects stole multiple Makita power tools and other items including circular saws, Bluetooth jobsite radios, a cordless blower, a sander, and a planer on July 23.

No one has been arrested in connection with the incident.

The person providing information must be willing to provide a sworn written statement and be willing to testify in court, police say.

Those with information are asked to call the Bennington County Sheriff's Department at 802-442-4900 and ask for Sergeant Bravata.

Christie Wisniewski can be reached at cwisniewski@benningtonbanner.com and at 802-447-7567, ext. 111.


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