UPDATED: Police are investigating armed robbery at Bennington Cinemas

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Editor's note: This article was updated at 1:32 p.m. from a previous version. The below version contains information from Bennington Police.

BENNINGTON - Police said two people carrying semi-automatic handguns robbed Bennington Cinemas Wednesday.

The two forced a clerk to turn over cash, cut the theater's phone lines, and then forced the clerk into a back room before leaving.

One suspect is described as a male, five feet, nine inches tall, wearing a heavy, black sweatshirt, dark gloves, and a white mask. The second suspect is a female, five feet, six inches tall, heavyset, and was wearing a gray sweatshirt, black gloves, and white mask.

They both brandished black handguns. Police do not know in which direction they went after leaving, nor what means they used to travel.

The incident was reported at 10:30 p.m.

A Bennington Cinemas employee, who spoke with the Banner but did not give her name, said patrons were in the movie theaters at the time of the robbery, but no one was reported injured. It was reported by WBTN, a local radio station, that police are reviewing surveillance tapes.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Bennington Police at 802-442-1030, and reference Case Number 14BN03548.

Vermont State Police and the Department of Corrections assisted with the incident.

Contact Keith Whitcomb Jr. at kwhitcomb@benningtonbanner.com or follow him on Twitter @KWhitcombjr.


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