Crossbow-Wielding Man Robs Store, Crashes Stolen Jeep Into 3 Cop Cars Before Arrest

A Vermont man was arrested after a crime spree involving a hit-and-run, attempted robbery with his crossbow, and a police chase involving a stolen vehicle, according to police.

On October 10 at approximately 6:42 p.m., Colchester Police received a report of a male driving erratically in a Jeep Cherokee along Vermont Route 15. According to police, the driver of the vehicle, 38-year-old Ben Webb, pulled up alongside a stranger, exited his vehicle, and demanded the man’s debit card. Webb reportedly pointed a crossbow at the victim, 22, before the victim drove away from the scene and called the police.

During the investigation into the report, Colchester Police received a report of a robbery at a convenience store approximately a mile away from Route 15. According to the report, a male suspect fled the scene in an SUV.

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