VSP-Attempted Armed Robbery, Barton

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PRESS RELEASE

               

CASE#: 18A500472

TROOPER: Drew Cota                                                    

STATION: Derby

CONTACT#: 802-334-8881

DATE/TIME: 0300 hours, 02/06/18

LOCATION: 542 Main St., Barton

VIOLATION: Attempted Armed Robbery

ACCUSED: Unknown                                                                                      

AGE:

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:

VICTIM: Lester Bousquet

AGE: 52

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: West Burke, VT

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

               

On 02/06/18 at approximately 0300 hours, Troopers from the Vermont State Police, Derby Barracks, responded to the Circle K gas station on Main Street, in Barton, for the report of an attempted armed robbery.  During the investigation, it was determined that an unknown white male entered the store brandishing a handgun, and demanded money from a store clerk, identified as Lester Bousquet, age 52, of West Burke.  The Bousquet did not provide the male with money, and he was chased from the store by the Bousquet.  No injuries to either party were reported.  The suspect fled the scene in a grey Dodge Ram truck.  The investigation is ongoing at this time.  Anyone with information is asked to contact State Police, Derby Barracks.  

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