• Lip balm, lighters taken from vehicle
    March 14,2013
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    Lip balm, lighters

    taken from vehicle

    A Rutland man is accused of breaking into a car in the Green Mountain Shopping Plaza and stealing, among other things, lip balm and several lighters.

    Police were called to the plaza on Route 7 in Rutland Town at 1:44 p.m. Tuesday for a report of someone trying to steal DVDs from Hannafords supermarket.

    But en route, police were notified that the suspect had moved to the parking lot where a Center Rutland woman said she found a man rooting through her car.

    When the woman confronted the man, he turned over several items to her including the lip balm and lighters and then fled behind the Holiday Inn, police said.

    After a short foot chase, police say they apprehended Brandon Luther, 21, hiding in a group of trees.

    Luther was charged with petty larceny and was taken to the Rutland jail on an outstanding arrest warrant related to another incident.

    He was issued a citation to appear in Rutland criminal court to answer to the larceny charge next month.
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