Brattleboro bank robbery images released

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BRATTLEBORO — Images taken from surveillance videos at People's Bank on Main Street were released by the police department just before noon on Tuesday.

At 4:30 on Monday, Dec. 14, the bank was robbed by a woman who threatened the tellers with a bomb, which she left at the bank after fleeing with an undisclosed amount of cash. A bomb squad from the Vermont State Police determined late Monday night that the device was actually not explosive.

The Brattleboro Police Department is looking for the public's help in identifying a woman, described as a white female about 5-feet 5-inches tall, slender build wearing a long sleeve pink shirt, black gloves, black sneakers with a white sole, carrying a bag, and very long black hair which may have been a wig. The female possibly got into a newer model maroon Cadillac sedan possibly with New York plates.

"Responding officers learned that during the course of the robbery the suspect threatened to detonate a bomb inside the building," said Brattleboro Police Captain Mark Carignan in a press release. "The subject left a suspicious item inside the bank after robbing it of an undisclosed amount of money."

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Eaton at 802-257-7950 or the TIPS line at 802-251-8188.

The robbery of the Main Street branch was one of two to happen at People's Bank in Windham County. The second was on Monday morning, Dec. 14, in Wilmington. No connection has been made by officials.

Police say a teller at the Wilmington bank was handed a note demanding money Monday morning but no weapon was displayed.

The Wilmington Police Department and Vermont State Police responded to the bank at 29 East Main Street for a reported bank robbery at 9:23 a.m. Six minutes earlier, a white male had entered the bank with a note.

"The male subject is described as being possibly in his late 20s with a mustache and wearing a white sweatshirt with the hood up," police wrote in a press release. "The male subject left on foot out the front door with an undisclosed amount of money. The suspect's direction of travel and whether a vehicle was involved is unknown at this time."

Police said the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Sgt. Mark Denault at the Wilmington Police Department 802-464-8593.

Contact Chris Mays at cmays@reformer.com or 802-254-2311, ext. 273.


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