Police interview suspect in robbery
Police have tentatively identified a suspect they say is responsible for a Wallingford robbery and a pair of attempted robberies in Rutland.
Rutland City Police Sgt. John Sly said his department, in conjunction with the Vermont State Police, have identified and interviewed a man they believe is responsible for robbing the Cumberland Farms convenience store in Wallingford on Friday.
Around 5:30 p.m., a white man described by police as being 5 feet 5 inches tall, overweight with a dirty-blonde buzzcut and large gaps in his teeth, entered the convenience store and threatened the clerk with violence until he received money. The man then allegedly threatened to shoot a clerk who had followed him outside, according to police reports.
Police believe the same man attempted to rob the Walgreens Pharmacy on Woodstock Avenue and the Burger King restaurant on North Main Street in Rutland around 1 a.m. Saturday. The man did not get away with money from either location, police said.
Anyone with information about the Wallingford robbery is asked to call the state police at 773-9101. Anyone with information about the attempted robberies in Rutland can call the Rutland City Police at 773-1816.