Cumberland Farms in Newport robbed at gunpoint

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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.

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