Bristol Police Log: Police still seeking attempted robbery suspect

BRISTOL — Bristol police are still seeking the public’s help in finding out who attempted to rob the National Bank of Middlebury branch office on Main Street on Jan. 13.
As reported in the Jan. 18 Addison Independent, at 11:10 that Saturday morning a woman approximately 5-foot-5 wearing a heavy red checked coat gave the teller a note demanding money but fled on foot before getting anything. The suspect was seen leaving the area in what was described as an older green Subaru Impreza, eastbound on East Street toward Starksboro.
The subject was described as a female.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Bristol Police Department at 802-453-2533.
In other activity between Jan. 8 and 14, Bristol police on 12 occasions conducted foot patrols at various locations — including on Mountain and Main streets, around downtown and near Bristol Elementary School. Officers also on Jan. 14 completed 30 minutes of directed patrol at an unspecified intersection after receiving complaints of traffic violations, and checked security at Mount Abraham Union High School seven times. An officer completed fingerprint requests for individuals seeking volunteer and paid employment three times over that period.
In other recent activity, Bristol police:
•  On Jan. 8 completed a Vehicle Identification Number verification.
•  On Jan. 8 received a call from a local resident who reported that someone called saying they were from Publishers Clearing House and they would be delivering a new truck and check. They requested the resident obtain $1,000 to pay taxes. The resident suspected it was a scam.
•  On Jan. 8 conducted 30 minutes of traffic enforcement on North Street near Plank Road.
•  On Jan. 9 assisted Vergennes police in an on-going criminal investigation.
•  On Jan. 9 an officer presented information to students at an area school without incident.
•  On Jan. 10 assisted a person to obtain medical assistance.
•  On Jan. 10 participated in a diversion program.
•  On Jan. 11 served two subpoenas on individuals for a court appearance.
•  On Jan. 12 looked into a report of a juvenile in possession of tobacco.
•  On Jan. 12 heard from a citizen that their parked vehicle was struck while parked in a local parking lot on Dec. 16.
•  On Jan. 12 calmed a dispute between Mountain Street residents without incident.
•  On Jan. 12 checked on a reported flooding and traffic hazard on Upper Meehan Road. The road appeared impassable and the road crew was notified of the findings.
•           On Jan. 14 found property left at the police station. The owner was identified and property returned.

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