Woman arrested for Vermont bank robbery

Raquel Erhard – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor

Bellows Falls, VT, United States (4E) – A 32-year-old woman was recently taken into custody for her alleged connection in a Bellows Falls, Vermont bank robbery.

Police said Amber Monty has been charged with aiding in the commission of a felony during the burglary at the People’s United Bank on Atkinson Street in February.

According to investigators, two white masked men entered the bank on February 28 and commanded the teller to fill a plastic bag with money. The suspects displayed no weapons during the robbery but they managed to take around $6,000.

They were later identified as Monty’s boyfriend, Gerald J. Clough, and another man, Chad Dustin.

Clough pleaded guilty to grand larceny and is awaiting sentencing while Dustin is awaiting trial.

An arrest warrant was issued for Monty in May but Windham County prosecutors waited for her release from a New Hampshire prison where she was detained on unrelated charges.

Monty pleaded not guilty at her November 9 arraignment.

Last month, Clough pleaded no contest to aiding in the commission of the robbery.

Monty also faces charges of holding up a gas station in Brattleboro, which happened two days before the bank robbery. Her boyfriend turned her in when police arrested him for the bank robbery.

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