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Thief hides surf-n-turf dinner under shirt

RUTLAND—On May 18 at about 4:30 p.m., the Vermont State Police were notified of a retail theft and trespass at Hannaford’s supermarket on U.S. Route 7 South in Rutland Town. Investigation found that 53-year-old Anthony Sargent of Rutland City had gone into Hannaford’s in violation of a pre-existing Notice Against Trespass and stolen a grand total of $105.63 worth of beer, lobster and Angus tenderloin steak by concealing the items under his shirt. The food was recovered by the store when Hannaford’s personnel stopped Sargent in the parking lot. Sargent fled the scene before troopers could arrive. He was later located in Rutland City by probation and parole officers and taken to the Marble Valley Correctional Center. He is scheduled to appear in Rutland Superior Court, Criminal Division, June 13.

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