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Brattleboro Police Department Press Releases. 

Retail Theft

Date of Incident: 11/15/13

Lt. Perkins

Rebecca Harkness 36

Brattleboro Police responded to Price Chopper on Canal St. for a report of a suspicious female in the store.  The female, later identified as Harkness, was observed by employees placing items in her personal bag.  Harkness exited the store without paying for the items.  After a brief investigation Harkness was cited into Windham Superior Court (Criminal Division) for retail theft.  Harkness was also issued a trespass to not enter Price Chopper.  Harkness was then released.   

 

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Unsolved Thefts

Date of Incident: 11/10/13 0021

Lt. Perkins

The Brattleboro Police Dept. is currently investigating numerous unsolved thefts from motor vehicles that have occurred throughout the town within the past month and a half.  The department is requesting the assistance of the public with any information in these thefts.  It is also requested that anyone observing suspicious activity around any vehicle to contact the police dept. immediately.  Those persons with any information is requested to contact the police at 802 257-7950.  

The police also want to remind the public to ensure that vehicles are locked if unattended.  Also to keep items of value out of sight or to remove them from the vehicle all together.   Some of the thefts have occurred by breaking a window of the vehicle but, a majority of the thefts have occurred from vehicles that were left unlocked.   


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Robbery

Date of Incident: 11/10/13 00:33

Lt. Perkins

America's Best Inn 959 Putney Road

On the date and time listed above, Brattleboro Police responded to America's Best Inn for a report of an assault and robbery.  Upon arrival it was learned that the desk clerk was assaulted by an unknown male.  The suspect jumped the counter and attacked the clerk.  After the assault the suspect took the cash register and ran from the hotel office on foot.  The direction of travel for the suspect was unknown.  The clerk sustained minor injuries during the assault.  

The suspect is described as a light skinned, black male, approx. 5'8", approx 170lbs approximately 25 to 30 years of age with a muscular build.  The suspect has a chin strap style beard and was wearing as brown leather vest with a black long sleeve shirt underneath.  The suspect also was wearing a black knit watch style type cap.  

A non-disclosed amount of cash was  taken along with the cash register.  Vermont State Police assisted at the scene.  The investigation is ongoing and the police department request the public's assistance.  Anyone with information is requested to contact the Brattleboro PD at 802 257-7950.      


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