Police: Dangerous man wanted for Burlington armed robbery

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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) Burlington Police are looking for a man who they say robbed a convenience store downtown and viciously attacked two employees.

Police say the suspect, an unidentified white man, entered Simon’s Quickstop and Deli around 8:45 a.m. Monday. Surveillance video shows the man was wearing a green hoodie, sunglasses and gloves.

Police say the suspect ran out of the store with a drawer full of cash after assaulting two women.

"I will say that the attack that we witnessed on video was a significant one. It was a violent attack by a person who really did not have any regard for the people he was robbing," Burlington Deputy Police Chief Jon Murad said. "One of them was transported to the hospital by the Burlington Fire Department. I believe that her condition is OK. She’s out of the hospital now. The other went to the hospital after being interviewed by our officers."

Police also say the man threatened employees with a gun but they're not sure if he actually had one.

Police are working to identify the suspect and are warning the public to keep an eye out for him and be cautious if they cross paths with him.

"We believe that this gentleman is a dangerous criminal," Murad said. "The nature of the crime, both the planning that was apparent in it. And the violence that was apparent in it gives us pause."

Burlington Police are urging you to call 802-658-2700 if you recognize the man.