Officers investigating the scene discovered that the adjacent residence, located at 4976 Route 30, had also been broken into. Details of both incidents are still under investigation. The State Police announced on Sunday that a third residence, 1131 Route 30, had also been broken into. Robert and Joan Menson, 87 and 84, who live at that residence, had been visiting family out of town at the time of the break in. Entry was gained into the house by forced entry into the attached garage. Police said that the burglar spent considerable time in the home, as it was "completely ransacked and thoroughly searched."
Items stolen at that residence include a coin collection, jewelry, and cash. Anyone with information is encouraged to contract Trooper Thomas Stange or Sgt. Brian Turner at the Shaftsbury State Police barracks at 802-442-5421. Information can also be submitted anonymously online at www.vttips.info, according to police.
- Derek Carson