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2 Arrested for Violent Assault, Robbery in Burlington: PD

"The attack on these two cashiers was violent and sustained," Police Chief Brandon del Pozo said

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    2 Arrested for Violent Assault, Robbery in Burlington: PD
    Burlington Police Dept.
    Left: Ethan Villemaire, 28, of Burlington; Right:Jeffrey Leduc, 32, of Burlington.

    Two men have been arrested and charged after robbing a store and violently assaulting two of the store's employees, officials said.

    According to police in Burlington, Vermont, Ethan Villemaire, 28, of Burlington, and Jeffrey Leduc, 32, of Burlington, were arrested Sunday in connection to the incident.

    The armed robbery and assault occurred at Simon's Downtown Quick Stop, located at 93 South Winooski Avenue, on May 6. Police say an unknown man entered the store and violently assaulted two female employees. The suspect threatened the employees with a weapon, which was not displayed. The suspect fled the scene with an unknown amount of money.

    Both employees sustained non-life threatening injuries and were treated at the University of Vermont Medical Center.

    "The attack on these two cashiers was violent and sustained," Police Chief Brandon del Pozo said. "The man who did it and his accomplice were a threat to our community.

    Villemaire is charged with assault and robbery and is currently being held on $25,000 bail and an escape warrant issued by the Vermont Department of Corrections.

    Leduc is charged with accessory to assault and robbery before and after the fact. He is currently incarcerated with the Vermont Department of Corrections on unrelated charges and was cited to appear in court.

    It is unclear if the two suspects have attorneys.

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