Cops seek armed robbers caught on video

From top left: suspect in Putney armed robbery; Kenneth Dupuy, who allegedly threatened a Rutland store clerk; and a trashed summer home in Walden.

Vermont State Police are looking for two people who robbed the Exit 4 Sunoco Station in Putney at 11:32 PM on Sunday, July 16.

Police say two males entered the store, displayed a firearm to the employee, and left the store with money and items from the store. 

A photo of one of the robbers appears at top left. If you have information, contact VSP Westminster 722-4600 with any information.

Summer home ransacked – Sunday July 16 at 10:30 pm, state police received a call from members of the Skeete family reporting a burglary at their seasonal residence located on Cahoon Farm Rd. in Walden.

Unknown individuals had forcefully entered the residence and caused tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of damage. The offenders broke all the windows and glass doors, tore down drywall, destroyed all the furniture, and tossed over half of the household items off the deck into the front yard.  They also caused extensive damage to the vehicle stored in the basement garage. 

Many people were involved in the incident, which occurred between April 16 and July 15.

Molotov cocktail –  Police say John Neville of Waterbury had entered onto the property at Sweet Road in Waterbury at 6 AM July 11  and placed a Molotov cocktail outside the home and attempted to ignite it but was unsuccessful. Glenn Andersen and Beck Andersen were present inside the residence. 

A search warrant was executed on Neville’s residence on Friday, July 14 during which additional evidence was located and seized.

Neville was cited to appear at the Criminal Division of Vermont Superior Court in Barre on July 27 to answer to the charges of attempted first-degree arson, reckless endangerment (X2), and unlawful trespass.

Store clerk threatened with knife over cigar wrapper – Shortly after noon on Saturday, July 16, state troopers were called to the Mama T’s Country Kitchen in the Town of Rutland for a report of a male inside the store threatening staff with a firearm. 

Police say Kenneth Dupuy, 30, of Rutland (photo, top right) had been refused a cigar wrap purchase by the store clerk and began threatening staff and a customer with a firearm.

Dupuy was located on Nickwackett Street in Rutland City several minutes later. He was placed under arrest for Aggravated Assault x2 and transported to the Rutland Barracks for processing.

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  1. The Vermont we all knew is long gone……

    What is up with trashing someone’s camp & chucking a homemade bomb?? Not Vermont-like at all. Recall only a few short years ago, when you had a beef with someone you approached them face to face in a non-violent manner? To have done otherwise was pretty much considered cowardly.

    You can tell your grandkids all about it one day. They probably won’t believe you.