Search underway for gunman who hit St. Albans quick stop Friday morning

Published: Nov. 25, 2022 at 12:04 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 25, 2022 at 3:56 PM EST
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ST. ALBANS, Vt. (WCAX) - Sheriff’s deputies are searching for the man who robbed a St. Albans quick stop at gunpoint Friday morning.

It happened just after 6:30 a.m. at the Colonial Mart on Swanton Road.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office says a man with a gun demanded cash from the clerk and got away on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Franklin County Sheriff’s Lt. Mark Lauer says these incidents don’t happen often, but he urges businesses to be vigilant.

“If they have camera systems, really evaluate their camera systems and determine what it is that they’re trying to capture. Most of our camera systems are positioned up high looking down. That does us no good when we’re trying to identify a facial feature or other information about a person that has committed a crime like this,” Lauer said.

Lauer says the business did the right thing by complying with the robber’s demands and calling 911.

Lauer says an investigation is underway and several departments are involved.

The robber was wearing dark clothes and a camo mask, camo gloves and brown boots.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 802-524-2121.