Lanesborough police seek suspects in early morning armed robbery

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LANESBOROUGH — Early this morning, the Lanesborough Police Department received a report of an armed robbery near the Lanesborough/New Ashford town line on RT 7.

The victim, who was traveling southbound, stopped to assist what appeared to be a disabled vehicle on the right shoulder of the road.

As he approached the vehicle, a male suspect exited and another male reportedly came up from behind, pressing what the victim believed to be a firearm against his head.

After robbing the victim, the suspects drove away in a dark-colored, older model pickup truck with visible rust and a ladder rack, bearing Vermont license plates.

They were last seen heading south on RT 7.

Authorities are urging anyone with information or possible camera footage of the incident to contact the Lanesborough Police Department at 413-443-4107.

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