Burglary on Elliot Street

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Brattleboro — Brattleboro Police got a call about possible gunshots and a possible burglary at 8:21 p.m. on Friday.

The incident took place at 58 Elliot St. When police got to the scene there was only one person in the building, Lt. Robert Perkins, from the Brattleboro Police Department, said, the same person who had called the incident in.

The caller said he had shot off several rounds of gunfire, to scare the burglars off, Detective Jeremy Evans said. The caller had been sitting in his business when burglars arrived. The caller did not say if the burglars had weapons with them, Evans said.

When police got to the scene they couldn't find the burglars. They are unsure if any of the burglars were shot or injured. Currently, there are several suspects being investigated, Evans said.

"I don't know what the motives were," he said.

There was damage done to the entrance of the business, he said.

The incident is still under investigation.

The incident was unusual, Evans said because the caller was inside of the business at the time of the burglary.

"We have burglaries pretty consistently," Evans said. "We have strings of commercial burglaries," but usually those properties are empty.

The Vermont State Police, the Hinsdale and Chester, N.H. police departments, the Brattleboro Fire Department and Rescue Inc. all responded to the scene.

Harmony Birch can be reached at 802-254-2311, ext.153. Or you can follow her @birchharmony.

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