Claremont man arrested in Hapgood burglary Truck in photos was stolen according to VSP

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Matthew Tyler of Claremont was charged in the JJ Hapgood burglary

A 21-year-old Claremont, N.H., man is being held at the Southern State Correctional Facility awaiting arraignment tomorrow, Wednesday, June 17, to answer to a charge that he broke in to the JJ Hapgood General Store in Peru on Monday.

According to a Vermont State Police press release, Matthew J. Tyler was arrested and processed on charges of burglary, operating without owner’s consent and unlawful mischief. Tyler is being held on $2,500 bail.

The VSP investigators found that Tyler “stole a 2020 Toyota Tundra from a dealership in Claremont … drove to Peru” and forced his way into the store where he tried to take the cash register. He was unsuccessful but left with a container of disinfectant.

The Springfield and Claremont Police departments aided the Vermont State Police in this investigation.

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  1. Nicole Boar says:

    A big thank you to the Police Dept. Where would we be without them? Without them everything we have will be stolen probably even our lives. I so appreciate them!