Police increase presence in Fairfax during search for Burlington assault suspect

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FAIRFAX — The Vermont State Police is investigating reports that Eric Edson, 52, the suspect in an armed robbery and pursuit last week in Burlington, was seen in the Cambridge and Fairfax areas today.

He is the suspect in several thefts, including of multiple vehicles, that took place in those locations.

He was most recently seen operating a full-size John Deere tractor in the Fairfax area, but his means of transportation at this point is unknown.

As of 3:45 p.m., troopers have increased their presence in Fairfax while investigating these reports.

Police advise people in the area to take commonsense safety precautions to include keeping doors locked to homes and vehicles.

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