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Police looking for man who robbed Brandon bank

Image of Heritage Family Credit Union robber from surveillance camera.

BRANDON — The lone man robbed the Heritage Family Credit Union in Brandon on Monday afternoon.
Brandon police are asking merchants in the area to examine $100 bills they receive in case they find one from the robbery. One of the bills was a $100 bill that was torn and taped as a repair.
Police asked that If someone gives you taped bill please try to remember anything about their appearance and any identifying info that may be of assistance, including the license number and make of car they may get into. Please call the Brandon Police Department at 247-5723
A man wearing a dark, two-toned hooded sweatshirt, gray pants and a baseball cap, and carrying a black bag, entered the credit union at 2 West Seminary St. shortly after 3:30 p.m., according to Brandon police. He then handed a note to two tellers indicating he wanted cash and was armed.
Tellers did not see a weapon displayed, police said, and no one was hurt during the robbery.
After receiving an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect exited the credit union. Witnesses interviewed at the scene indicated the man fled into a nearby wooded area.
A K-9 unit from the town of Newport, which had been training at the Vermont Police Academy in Pittsford, was brought in to assist the Brandon police. The police dog was able to track the suspect into the woods but did not locate him.
On Tuesday morning, Brandon Police Chief Christopher Brickell said there were no updates to the press release.
“We don’t provide the amount of cash taken, as it hinders investigative efforts,” the chief said. “All I can say is we don’t have any known suspects, but are following up on several leads.”
Police are asking anyone with information on the robbery to contact them at 802-247-5723.

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