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Police: Man Who Stole Historical Document Has Done it Before

Police say the Colchester man accused of stealing a historical document and trying to sell it has done this before.
BURLINGTON, Vt. - Police say the Colchester man accused of stealing a historical document and trying to sell it has done this before.

Patrick Rooney, 55 pleaded not guilty Tuesday in court to petit larceny and sale of stolen property.  Police say Rooney stole a 220 year old document from the Fletcher Free Library in Burlington and tried to sell it.

The document is considered priceless and was related to Ira Allen.

Police say this isn't Rooney's first go-round, he's been arrested before for possession and sale of stolen property.

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