Police Look for Suspects in Assault That Fractured Vermont Student’s Skull

A cash reward is in place for tips that lead to an arrest

Police in Burlington, Vermont, hope a boosted cash reward and newly-released surveillance video will help them find the suspects accused of assaulting a college student last month, fracturing his skull.

Police said the assault happened on Elmwood Avenue in downtown Burlington at 1:19 a.m. on Sept. 30.

Investigators said a group of young white or light-skilled men robbed the student, hit him, then kicked him after he fell to the ground—causing bad cuts and a skull fracture.

The 20-year-old, whose identity police did not release to the media, was hospitalized and needed surgery. Detectives said he has been released and is recovering.

Thursday, Burlington Police released surveillance video of five people seen on the nearby Church Street Marketplace around the time of the assault, and want to talk to them.

Police at this point are calling the five people in the surveillance video “potential witnesses,” not suspects.

There’s now a $1,000 cash reward in place for info that leads to an arrest of the people suspected of robbing and assaulting the student, police announced.

Anyone with information on the people in the video, or other details on the night of the assault, can call Crime Stoppers at 802-864-6666.

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