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November 30, 2016

Press Release // Robbery // Vermont State Police


CASE#: 16A205954
TROOPER: Det Sgt Richard Desany                  
STATION: St Albans Barracks               
CONTACT#: 802-524-5993

DATE/TIME: 11/30/16 /  at approximately 0500 hours
LOCATION: Champlain Farms, Swanton, VT
VIOLATION: Armed Robbery


At approximately 0500 hours this date, State Police responded to the Champlain Farms convenience store for a reported armed robbery that had just occurred. It was reported that a lone male had entered the store and demanded money from the cash register. While at the register the male partially exposed a handgun to the clerk. The clerk described the male as dressed in a dark colored hoody style sweatshirt with his face partially exposed. The male was also wearing what appeared to be blue jeans and dark colored boots. The suspect fled the store on foot in an unknown direction with an undisclosed amount of money from the register. A K9 track was conducted by US Customs and Boarder Protection with no results. Uniform Troopers and Detectives are actively investigating the robbery and are requesting the publics assistance. Anyone with information is asked to call the State Police.

Det. Lieutenant Lance Burnham
Vermont State Police
“A” Troop BCI Commander
140 Fisher Pond Road
Saint Albans VT
802-524-5993 X 2709