Burlington Police involved in standoff with armed robbery suspect

Published: Aug. 30, 2023 at 10:46 PM EDT
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - The Burlington Police Wednesday night responded to a standoff with an armed robbery suspect near Rock Point.

Officers Wednesday morning located a suspect connected to an armed robbery last week. They say he was passed out in a car but upon waking him, he became belligerent and sped off.

Several hours later, police located him near the North Avenue Co-op, where he once again ran. Then he stole a bicycle and made his way to Appletree Bay where he stole a sailboat. The suspect ran the sailboat aground at the base of the cliffs along Rock Point and is now believed to be hiding in the trees there.

Police say they believe the suspect has a gun. As of 9 a.m. Thursday, officers were still trying to locate the suspect.