Man arrested for stealing beer in Killington

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KILLINGTON — A 51-year-old man was arrested in Killington back in December.

Police say they were called to the Killington Market & Deli for an attempted theft of beer on December 28.

Staff at the deli report an unidentified man attempted to conceal beer in his pants but was caught before leaving and the beer was returned.

Police were then called to the Mountain Merchant for another beer theft.

This time the subject was chased from the premises and his photo was taken by the clerk.

Police say multiple attempts to locate him in the area were unsuccessful.

The provided photograph was posted on the Killington Police Department page, and within minutes the man was spotted walking on Killington Road.

Police identified the subject as Derek Coleman, of Killington.

Coleman was residing in Killington at the time of the incident, police say.

He was arrested and issued a citation to appear in court at a later date to answer to the charge of retail theft.

In addition, Coleman has been issued a “Notice Against Trespass” for both of the establishments.

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