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June 4, 2016

Vermont State Police Press Release/Convenience Store Robbery/16C102825

                                                          STATE OF VERMONT
                                                DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
                                                     VERMONT STATE POLICE

                                                             PRESS RELEASE
CASE#: 16C102825

TROOPER:Det. Sgt. Robert Patten    

STATION: Rutland                    

CONTACT#: (802) 773-9101


DATE/TIME: June 4, 2016, at 6:57 PM

LOCATION: 151 West Business Route 4 in Center Rutland, Vermont



ACCUSED:Unknown at this time      

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: Vermont State Police at the Rutland barracks are investigating a robbery which occurred at Center Rutland Macs convenience store. The robbery took place at about 6:57 PM on June 4, 2016. The robbery event included a lone male robber assaulting the store's clerk and stealing property. The store clerk, an adult age male, was not seriously injured during the robbery.


The robber was described as Caucasian, believed to be in his mid-thirties, approximately 5'9" - 6' tall, thin build, closely cropped dirty blonde hair and beard, wearing dark blue jeans and a dark blue or black t-shirt.


State police aren't releasing information concerning the nature of the assault or the property stolen at this time. Video footage/images will available in the next few days. Anyone with information relative to this robbery is encouraged to contact Detective Sergeant Robert Patten at (802) 773-9101. Tips may also be submitted anonymously on the Vermont State Police website or by texting keyword VTIPS to 274637 (CRIMES).