NEWPORT, Vermont — Chief Travis Bingham reports that Newport Police are investigating an armed robbery at a Family Dollar store.
Newport Police responded to Family Dollar at 266 Main St. on Sunday, July 18, at approximately 9 p.m. for a report of a robbery.
Based on the initial investigation, police learned that a male suspect armed with a screwdriver approached two cashiers and demanded money. The suspect fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.
The suspect is described as a white male approximately 5 feet, 8 inches tall with a thin build. At the time of the robbery, he was wearing an Under Amour baseball cap, a grey Carhartt zip-up sweatshirt, shorts, black shoes and a medical-style face mask. The man is also described as having a tattoo on his neck.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Newport Police at 802-334-6733. This incident remains under investigation by the Newport Police Department.