Responding officers were able to quickly converge on the escape route used by the suspects at which time they determined the suspect vehicle was still in the area. Officers methodically checked the neighborhoods along the escape route and located the suspect vehicle on Iby Street. The officers were able to identify the vehicle occupants and confirm that they were the suspects who had stolen the ATM from the hotel. The suspects were identified as Christopher Edwards 32 YOA of Swanton Vermont and David Oleson 36 YOA of Burlington, Vermont. Officers scoured the area of Iby Street and located the ATM in question, the dolly used to remove the ATM, and tools consistent with those needed to break open the ATM all discarded in a wooded area.
While the officers we conducting their investigation, they learned that both the Burlington and Colchester Police were investigating similar incidents which had occurred in their respective jurisdictions. The agencies conducted a joint investigation which resulted in Edwards and Oleson being issued citations to appear in Chittenden Superior Court – Criminal Division on January 28th, 2021 to answer to the charges of Burglary and Grand Larceny which are both felonies.