On June 19, 2016 the Claremont Police Department responded to Hannaford Supermarket on Washington Street for a reported robbery in the parking lot of the store. On arrival responding officers spoke with the victim and witnesses. The responding officers learned that the victim had her purse forcibly taken from her while she loaded her recent grocery purchases into her vehicle. The suspect then fled west on foot through business parking lots. Responding officers collected information about the suspect involved from the victim, witnesses, and surveillance cameras in the area.
Ultimately, the suspect was identified as Brenden Harriman, age 18, from Lebanon, New Hampshire who was arrested on Jun 22, 2016. The investigation revealed that Jeffrey Patterson, age 27, from Plainfield, New Hampshire was an accomplice to the robbery. Mr. Patterson was arrested today, July 12, 2016, in Springfield, VT by the Springfield Police Department. Mr. Patterson was subsequently held at the Southern State Correctional Facility as a fugitive from justice. The Claremont Police Department was aided in this investigation by the Lebanon Police Department, Springfield, VT Police Department Arrowhead Motors, Dunkin Donuts and the store managers at Hannaford Supermarket.