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Vermont robbery suspect captured after fleeing by vehicle, bicycle, sailboat and on foot, police say

Police in Vermont have captured a robbery suspect who authorities say evaded law enforcement over the past week in “various modes of flight, from cars to bikes to paddle boards to sailboats to tractors.” 

Eric Edson, 52, is expected to be arraigned Friday on more than a dozen charges in relation to “an armed robbery in Burlington and his attempts to evade capture since Aug. 30,” according to Vermont State Police. 

Edson was arrested Thursday by Vermont State Police and the Department of Fish and Wildlife following a foot chase through the woods in the town of Georgia, north of Burlington. 

“The arrest occurred after troopers and wardens, responding to a tip, saw Edson at about 1 p.m. in a kayak on the Lamoille River. Edson landed the kayak, which is believed to have been stolen, on the northern riverbank near Vermont Route 104A,” police said. “He then fled from law enforcement on foot, jumped into the river and swam to the southern shore near Georgia Mountain Road. Troopers and wardens arrested him at that time.” 

 

He is being arraigned Friday on charges including assault and robbery with a weapon, grand larceny and eluding law enforcement. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

Greg Norman is a reporter at Fox News Digital.

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