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Burlington attack victim saved by passersby

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BURLINGTON, Vt. -

An Addison County man faces assault and robbery charges for an attack in Burlington.

It happened Saturday night in downtown Burlington at the intersection of College and Saint Paul Streets.  Police said Christopher Jerome, 22, attacked a woman and tried to steal her purse.  The woman fought off  Jerome before three men in the area took action and detained Jerome until police arrived. The woman was not injured.

"Certainly we're thankful that the people that were in the immediate area were involved, still we want to urge the public to be careful when apprehending anybody, " said Burlington Police Sgt. John Young.

Jerome is currently being held for lack of $15,000 bail. He's due in court Monday.

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