Armed robbery follow-up

UVM students should remain on alert as police services have released a composite sketch of the man that is the suspect in an attempted armed robbery that took place on UVM campus, according to a UVM police services press release.

The robbery occurred on the evening of Jan.25 around 6:30 p.m., according to a Cynic article published Jan. 28.


The suspect, who was carrying a knife, approached the three victims as they were walking on the UVM shuttle path west of University Place, between the buildings Cook and Votey, according to the Cynic article.  


The suspect approached the victim and demanded money, according to the article.


The suspect left the area and headed northeast, possibly due to another person who walked by the area, Deputy Chief Tim Bilodeau said.


The suspect is thought to be in his late teens or early twenties, and is believed to be between 5 ft. 6 in. and 5 ft. 9 in. tall. He has a slightly stocky build and dark, droopy eyes, according to Bilodeau.

He was wearing dark pants and a black hooded jacket with the hood pulled up. He also has a deep, gravelly voice, Bilodeau said.

“I feel safer now that the sketch has been released, and campus police are one step closer to finding the suspect,” first-year Lizzie Leonard said.

“At least they’re going in the right direction, and campus police is on top of it,” Leonard said.