Not-for-Profit, Award-Winning Community News and Views for Windham County, Vermont • Since 2006

Robbery suspect surrenders to law enforcement

BRATTLEBORO—A suspect in the robbery of the People’s United Bank on Main Street surrendered to law enforcement in the early hours of Dec. 27.

According to a press release from the Vermont State Police, Matthew T. Martin, 31, of Weathersfield, surrendered without incident in Weathersfield.

Martin was arrested on multiple warrants. He is alleged to have committed robberies in New Hampshire and Vermont.

He is suspected in the Dec. 14 robbery of People’s United Bank on Main Street in Brattleboro.

According to a press release from the Brattleboro Police Department, Martin is alleged to have posed as a woman to rob the bank holding a handgun. Martin is also alleged to have threatened employees by saying he had a bomb and that it would detonate if employees activated any alarms.

Martin is said to have left the bank with an undisclosed amount of money.

The bomb was a hoax.

According to the BPD, Martin is being held at the Southern State Correctional Facility in Springfield on $50,000 bail pending his arraignment for Assault and Robbery, Larceny from a Person, and Placing a Hoax Device for the Brattleboro robbery.

Like what we do? Help us keep doing it!

We rely on the donations and financial support of our readers to help make The Commons available to all. Please join us today.

What do you think? Leave us a comment

Editor’s note: Our terms of service require you to use your real names. We will remove anonymous or pseudonymous comments that come to our attention. We rely on our readers’ personal integrity to stand behind what they say; please do not write anything to someone that you wouldn’t say to his or her face without your needing to wear a ski mask while saying it. Thanks for doing your part to make your responses forceful, thoughtful, provocative, and civil. We also consider your comments for the letters column in the print newspaper.


We are currently reconfiguring our comments software. Please check back if you’d like to read or leave comments on this story. —The editors

Originally published in The Commons issue #338 (Wednesday, January 6, 2016). This story appeared on page A1.

Related stories

More by Olga Peters