On March 26 at approximately 5:52 a.m. the Vermont State Police
received a 911 call from an employee at the Smart Shop store,
located at 172 N. Main Street in Wallingford, for a reported
Upon investigation it was learned that a pregnant female
employee was walking into the store when a suspect approached her
with a knife and forced her inside. The employee was forced into
the bathroom while the robber stole an undisclosed amount of cash
from the business.
The employee was uninjured in this incident.
The employee's vehicle was also stolen from the scene. It is
believed that the suspect took the employee's blue, 2000 Chevy
Tracker 2-door, with a broken back plastic window. The vehicle was
subsequently located by a DMV inspector on Creek Road near the
overpass of Rt. 4 in North Clarendon.
The suspect is described as a male approximately 5'5" to 5'9",
unknown age and unknown race. He was last seen wearing all black,
including a black hooded sweatshirt, black pants, black facemask
and black gloves.
If anyone has information regarding this case or might have seen
something in either location between the hours of 5-7:30 a.m.
please contact the Vermont State Police at the Rutland Barracks at
(802) 773-9101 or submit an anonymous tip to www.vtips.info.
The case is still very active and detectives are following up on
all leads. Detectives are interested in talking with anyone that
might have seen a person riding a bicycle on Creek Road or Dorr
Drive in the early morning of March 26.