Rutland Woman Charged with Convenience Store Robbery

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The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont announced that Ashley Lobdell, 25, of Rutland, Vermont was arrested last night for interfering with commerce by robbery.  Lobdell was charged today by Criminal Complaint, and is scheduled to appear tomorrow before United States Magistrate Judge Kevin J. Doyle.

According to court records, Lobdell is accused of robbing the Jolley Mart store located at 128 Grove Street on September 25, 2022.  Lobdell is alleged to have displayed a large steak knife to the clerk, and demanded cash from the register.  Investigators were able to use surveillance video from the area of the robbery to identify Lobdell as the robber.

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The United States Attorney’s Office emphasizes that a Criminal Complaint contains allegations only and that Lobdell remains presumed innocent until and unless she is convicted of a crime.  Lobdell faces a maximum sentence of 20 years of imprisonment on the robbery charge.

United States Attorney Nikolas P. Kerest commended the investigatory efforts of the Rutland City Police Department and Homeland Security Investigations.  

The prosecutor is Assistant United States Attorney Jonathan Ophardt.  Lobdell is represented by Mark Oettinger, Esq.