State police seek help from public in recent car theft and car break-in on Mt. Philo Road in Charlotte

Photo courtesy VT State Police
Vermont State Police are seeking information about this person of interest in connection with recent thefts in Charlotte. This picture is from the Bennington Walmart store.

Vermont State Police are investigating multiple thefts in a neighborhood along Mt. Philo Road in Charlotte where one car is missing and another had items stolen from it. Police also have released security-camera photos from several retail stores in Bennington that show a person of interest in the case and they are asking for the public’s help to identify the man.

The incidents happened overnight last Wednesday into Thursday, police said.

They first received a report Thursday morning about an overnight theft from an unlocked parked car at a home on Mt. Philo Road near Hinesburg Road. A purse, wallet, credit cards, driver’s license, cash, etc. were stolen out of the car which was parked in a driveway, police said.

Later the same morning, state police received another report from a resident across the road from the first home that their dark grey 2008 Subaru Legacy was gone. The car has a Vermont registration GLX-546 is a four-door with five-spoke wheels, police said. It was stolen during the same overnight period.

Troopers obtained information about where the stolen credit cards were being used and tracked down video footage they hope might help find the thief or thieves. As of Tuesday, the suspect had used the stolen credit cards at the Middlebury Jolley, the Rutland Cumberland Farms, Bennington Price Chopper and Bennington Wal-Mart, they said.
“Troopers have been working on this case diligently and have spent numerous hours contacting stores to obtain surveillance video and still shots,” said Cpl. Andrew Leise, adding: “The public should know this is an isolated incident and the perpetrator doesn’t appear to be from Charlotte.”

Police have shared still photo images from security cameras at a Bennington Price Chopper and Walmart stores. Photos are posted on the Vermont State Police Facebook page. Anyone with details should contact Cpl. Andrew Leise or Cpl. Mark Magnant at the state police Williston barracks at 802-878-7111.

Troopers also remind the public to refrain from leaving valuables or keys in unlocked cars.

One Response to "State police seek help from public in recent car theft and car break-in on Mt. Philo Road in Charlotte"

  1. tedcohen   September 9, 2017 at 9:30 am

    Vermont State Police Cpl. Andrew Leise: “The public should know this is an isolated incident and the perpetrator doesn’t appear to be from Charlotte.”

    I am trying to figure out (1.) What the point to this is and (2.) Why the paper includes it in the article.

    Cops use this jargon to make the public feel safer? Again, what’s the point?

    An ‘isolated incident?’ Who cares? Whether it’s one incident or a string of thefts is totally irrelevant and immaterial to the victim or potential victims.

    The perp isn’t from Charlotte. Who cares? Whether the perp is from town or not is immaterial and irrelevant to the victim or potential victims.

    The paper ought to exise this kind of mindless police jargon and stick to the real issue. In this case, it’s crime on Mt. Philo Road. Don’t let the cops try to sugarcoat it.

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