BURLINGTON — Police are investigating a bank robbery that took place in Burlington on Tuesday.
The incident took place at the People’s United Bank on North Avenue at around 10:05 a.m.
The suspect threatened the use of a weapon, took the money, and fled the scene.
With five patrol officers on duty, Burlington police supervisors requested and received assistance from law-enforcement partners from Colchester, the University of Vermont, and South Burlington.
This included a canine track by a South Burlington K9 officer.
At approximately 10:15 a.m, the Miller Center was notified and advised to lockdown, which is a standard operating procedure for facilities like schools and childcare when a felon is being sought in the vicinity.
Because the Miller Center was also functioning as a Town Meeting Day polling place, that lockdown was reversed by Chief Murad at 10:45 a.m.
The suspect in this crime is currently at large.
Detectives are actively pursuing leads and request that anyone with information about this incident is being asked to contact the Burlington Police Department at 802-658-2704.