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SWANTON — An unidentified man robbed the TD Bank in Swanton Village around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.
According to Swanton Village Police Chief Leonard “Joey” Stell, the man was described as between 5 feet 10 inches and 6 feet tall. He was wearing blue jeans, a dark-colored jacket, dark hat, sunglasses and gloves. The robber was unarmed.
Stell reports the suspect approached a teller and demanded all of the money in the drawer. He then left and got into a blue pickup truck and was last seen driving east on Canada Street.
“He left with a box containing money, an undisclosed amount,” said Stell.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Swanton Village Police Department at 802-868-4100.
This is the fourth bank-related robbery or attempted robbery in Franklin County since December. There have been no arrests in any of those incidents.
On Dec. 2, a man attempted to rob a customer using the ATM at Peoples Trust Company in Swanton. The following day the TD Bank in St. Albans City was robbed, along with the Welden Theater.
On Jan. 21, a man robbed the People’s United Bank in St. Albans City.
Franklin County has experienced a number of other similar incidents in the past three months, with robberies or attempted robberies at three small businesses, the Northern Tiers Center for Health pharmacy in Richford, and the U.S. Post Office in Swanton.