Man arrested after attempted bank robbery in Morristown

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MORRISTOWN –– A homeless man was arrested on Wednesday morning after an attempted bank robbery in Morristown, according to local police.

Steven Royce, 34, was taken into custody at approximately 8:47 a.m. following a reported attempted robbery at the Community National Bank located at 116 Vermont Route 15.

Law enforcement was able to identify and locate Royce based on a description provided by communication specialists at the Lamoille County Sheriff’s Department Dispatch.

Royce was charged with Assault and Robbery, according to Detective Christopher Tetreault of the Morristown Police Department.

He was transported to Lamoille Superior Court where he was held without bail. Royce is currently lodged at the North East Regional Correctional Center in Saint Johnsbury.

This is not Royce’s first run-in with the law. Over the past several weeks, he has been arrested and charged a total of six times for crimes related to retail theft.

The Morristown Police Department extended their thanks to the Lamoille County Sheriff’s Department, Stowe Police Department, and the Vermont State Police for their assistance in the case.

The court proceedings in this case are ongoing.

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