Woman robbed at gunpoint in Barton

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BARTON — Police say a woman from Orleans was robbed at gunpoint in Barton on Tuesday.

The incident took place at around 11:00 p.m. inside a parking lot at a store on Main Street.

Police say they received a call from an employee at the store notifying them that the victim had run inside asking him to call the police because she was just robbed at gunpoint while sitting in her vehicle in the parking lot.

Amanda Stuart, 41, of St. Albans was arrested for being an accessory to assault and robbery, police say.

Police have not announced any other arrests in this case.

Stuart was released on a citation to appear in court.

Police say they believe this was an isolated, targeted incident, but the case is still under active investigation.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Corporal Amy LeClair at 802-334-8881.

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