Police investigate armed robbery in Arlington


BENNINGTON — 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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