HARTFORD, Vt. — A 22-year-old Manchester man was arrested on a probation violation after local police officials in this Vermont border town said he stole money from a local market early Tuesday morning.
Hartford police officials said Nickolas Kempton went to the Station Market at 18 Sykes Mountain Ave. in town and purchased a single cigar at about 1 a.m. Tuesday.
As the store clerk opened the register, Kempton lunged over the counter and grabbed money out of the machine, Hartford Police Chief Phillip S. Kasten said in a press release
Kempton fled the store and got into a waiting car as a passenger, officials said.
Later, Vermont local police officials learned Kempton was in a car that had been stolen from Lebanon, N.H., an hour before the market robbery.
Local police officials in Windsor, Vt., said they spotted the same car at a Cumberland Farms in that town but the driver eluded police there and drove into New Hampshire.
Authorities in New Hampshire pulled the car over in Cornish and took Kempton into custody.
Vermont officials said Kempton was held for violating his probation and they will seek a warrant to extradite him to Vermont to face other charges.
Police from Lebanon, Cornish and New Hampshire state troopers assisted in this investigation, officials said.