Police: Man involved in robberies needed money for crack cocaine
By Brent Curtis
Staff Writer | March 04,2013
A Mount Holly man has been charged with the recent robbery of a Wallingford convenience store and the attempted robbery of two businesses in Rutland.
Vermont State Police said Monday that they have arrested Todd Bussino Jr., 29, and charged him with armed robbery for a hold-up at Cumberland Farms in Wallingford Friday afternoon.
Clerks at the store told police that a lone man entered the store and threatened to hurt one of the clerk's if she didn't empty the register. When another clerk tried to follow him from the store, Bussino allegedly threatened to shoot the clerk.
Hours later during the early morning hours of Saturday, a lone man with the same physical description attempted to rob both Walgreens and Burger King in Rutland, according to city police.
State Police say Bussino has admitted to the incidents in Wallingford and Rutland, which he said were done in an attempt to get money to buy crack cocaine.
Bussino is being held at the Rutland jail.