NEWPORT — Police are investigating an early morning armed robbery in Newport.
An employee at Cumberland Farms on East Main Street reported that they had been robbed at around 4:12 a.m.
The clerk told police that a male suspect had entered the store and displayed a handgun and began demanding money.
The suspect received an undisclosed amount of cash and left through a side entrance, fleeing toward the rear of the building.
The suspect was wearing a red face mask and black gloves.
He is described as a white male wearing a tan or brown hooded sweatshirt, approximately 5’11” to 6′ tall with a slender build with scraggly brown hair down to his ears.
The Newport Police K-9 responded to assist in a search for the suspect.
The United States Border Patrol also provided mutual aid in the form of a K-9 to assist in the search.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the Newport Police Department at 802-334-6733.Are you on Instagram? Cool. So are we. CLICK HERE to follow us for a behind the scenes look at Newport Dispatch.