Police searching for suspects in Leicester armed robbery


LEICESTER, VT. >> Law enforcement is still searching for three men in connection with the armed robbery of a convenience store that occurred over the weekend in western Vermont.

Vermont State Police were dispatched to Champlain Beverage on U.S. Route 7 around 8:15 p.m. Saturday. An investigation revealed that three men entered the store with a handgun and demanded money.

The robbers ordered the clerk to get face down on the floor before they removed cash from the register and fled. Police say one of the suspects also stole several cartons of cigarettes during the incident. One carton dropped at the scene will be tested for prints.

The clerk was not harmed.


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