Armed Robberies on the Rise in Vermont
April 4, 2014

". . .And it is happening across the state, the number of armed robberies is going up. An armed robbery is when someone uses a deadly weapon, such as a gun or knife, to steal from a person or a business.

“We are having armed robberies two or three a week, when I started with the state police 30 plus years ago if we had 2 or 3 a month in the whole state that was a lot,” said Chief Alan Buck, with Richmond Police." 


Hartford police arrest 2 women for possession of heroin and marijuana. Several imitation guns and a loaded ammunition clip were found in the home.


Firearms stolen at Newport sporting goods store break-in.


St. Albans Hannaford robbed. Suspect indicated he had a gun.


Leicester man faces multiple murder charges after shooting his neighbor and 2 Vermont State Police officers. 


Ferrisburgh resident charged for reckless endangerment for allegedly accidentally firing his rifle inside his Basin Harbor Road apartment while drinking.The bullet through the outside wall of his home and through the outside wall of a neighboring home before lodging in a shower.


NY man breaks into ex-wife's home in Vermont and threatens her with a gun.


36-year-old Hancock, VT man fires handgun at other vehicle during road rage incident on NY Thruway.


Burlington, VT man arrested in Florida with marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and 2 concealed guns and ammunition.


E. Montpelier man charged with kidnapping and extortion. During the incident the charges stem from, the victim had a gun held to his head and was told he'd be killed. The victim was beaten with the handgun.


Woman confesses to robbing Winooski Fast Stop convenience store. She indicated to the clerk she had a gun.


32 handguns stolen in an overnight burglary at the Rite Way Sports store in Hardwick.


Vermont State Police in St. Johnsbury charge 2 people after an investigation of a reported incident of a driver pointing a shotgun at an oncoming car.


Rutland man charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon after pointing a gun at another man and then placing the firearm muzzle in his mouth. The police determined the man had prior felony convictions and removed the hand gun and 5 other firearms from the home.


  • The Jenny Wren Cafe in Springfield was robbed at gunpoint.
  • A bullet was shot into the window of a New Haven home. Police report that a stop sign at an intersection near the home had also been shot.
  • US Attorney charges 2 Richford men with firearm theft and trading the guns for drugs.
  • Intoxicated Bristol resident charged with disorderly conduct for firing a gun in an effort to pick a fight with the neighbor. Deerfield Valley News, April 17-23 


Hinesburg man taken into police custody after shooting a woman in the chest and hand.


Man shot in neck at Barre Budget Inn.


  • Essex man found dead in his home of gunshot wound.
  • 3 men arrested in Winooski after police searched apartments and found drugs, stolen firearms and stolen electronics.


  • Burlington police arrest a man after he threatened to kill a woman in a dispute over drugs. The police seized cocaine and a hand gun in the preliminary search. A second search resulted in the police seizing another hand gun and what they believe to be heroin. 
  • Newport Center woman is arrested after a gun went off in a struggle during an argument with her husband.