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For Immediate Release

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May 15, 2013 John Curtis, Deputy U.S. Marshal (802) 951-6271
U.S. Marshals Arrest Vermont Armed Robbery Suspect in Connecticut

Burlington, VT - The U.S. Marshals Service Vermont Violent Offender Task Force (VVOTF) arrested a Vermont fugitive who was wanted for Assault and Robbery and Aggravated Assault stemming from a September, 2012 Armed Robbery of a Burlington convenient store.

Sarah Feeney, 30, of Connecticut and Vermont was arrested on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 in Westbrook, Connecticut when located by Deputy U.S. Marshals. An arrest warrant was issued for Feeney in April, 2013 after information was developed that linked Feeney and her partner, Susan Braig to a convenient store robbery in Burlington in September, 2012. During the Robbery a firearm and knife were brandished and an undisclosed amount of cash was taken. A physical altercation ensued between Braig and the clerk that continued outside of the store as Briag was attempting to flee. Feeney, who was waiting outside the store, threatened the clerk with a knife, at which time the two fled.

Susan Braig was arrested in April, 2013 in Connecticut and linked to a bank robbery in Hardwick, Vermont as well as several bank robberies in Connecticut. Braig is currently incarcerated in York Correctional Facility in Niantic, Connecticut.

An arrest warrant was issued for Feeney’s arrest in early April, 2013 as her whereabouts were unknown. Feeney was arraigned on May 14, 2013 as a fugitive from justice in Connecticut and held on a lack of $50,000 bail.

Feeney’s arrest was a result of a culmination of investigative efforts by the U.S. Marshals VVOTF and the U.S. Marshals Service, District of Connecticut and the Burlington Police Department.

Please see below for local stories relating to Feeney and Braig:

http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/article/20130430/NEWS02/304300020/Two-women-implicated-in-armed-bank-robbery-in-Burlington

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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