Police release more information on latest Rutland robbery
By Brent Curtis
staff writer | January 21,2014
Rutland Police on Monday released pictures taken from store surveillance video of a man who robbed a Crescent Street store Sunday as well as a description of his getaway vehicle.
The stickup Sunday evening at Beer King marked the fifth robbery at knifepoint in the city since the start of the year.
A sixth armed robbery was in progress around 9:30 p.m. Monday night when Vermont State Police confirmed they were en route to the Mobil gas station on Main Street in Wallingford. It’s unclear if the incidents are all the work of one person, and police say they have made no arrests yet.
In the Sunday robbery, a man wearing dark-colored clothing, a hood and some type of clothing covering his face approached a clerk who was alone in the store. The robber demanded money.
The clerk handed over an undisclosed amount of cash and the man left the store.
Rutland Police Detective Sgt. James Tarbell said Monday the clerk watched the man drive west on Crescent Street in a black or blue-colored Kia Sportage that is believed to be an older model based on its “boxier” style. The vehicle bore a Vermont license plate, he said.
While the clerk wasn’t able to read the full license plate, she did tell police that the third letter on the plate was an “R.” The vehicle also had a roof rack, Tarbell said.
Police described the suspect as a white man, approximately 5 feet, 10 inches tall with a medium build.
Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call city police at 773-1816.