• Police arrest man for robbery attempt
    January 06,2013
     

    Police arrest man

    for robbery attempt

    Staff report

    WEST BURKE — Vermont State Police say they have arrested the man believed to be responsible for trying to rob a local store at knife-point last September.

    After a lengthy investigation into the Sept. 23, 2012 incident at Aldrich’s General Store on Route 5A, police said they arrested Nathan Spencer, 23, of West Burke on Friday night.

    Spencer, who was arrested after being stopped in Lyndonville, is being held at the St. Johnsbury prison for lack of $30,000 bail, according to police. Spencer is scheduled to be arraigned Monday on a series of charges at the criminal courthouse in St. Johnsbury.

    Police said Spencer is expected to be charged with attempted robbery, use of a deadly weapon while committing a crime, careless and negligent operation of a motor vehicle and obstruction of justice.

    Spencer, who police claim was wearing a bandanna over his face and holding a knife with a 5-inch blade at the time, allegedly tried to rob Aldrich’s General Store.

    According to police, Spencer fled the store without taking anything. However, they said the bandanna he was wearing slipped several times and the cashier was able to get a look at him.

    The cashier also provided police with a description of the getaway car, a blue Chevrolet Lumina.

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