Police: Burglary victim catches suspectMay 04,2013BENNINGTON — Alert neighbors helped police solve what they called a “string” of burglaries and also captured the woman expected to be charged for the crimes, according to Lt. Lloyd Dean of the Bennington Police Department.
Nikki Lixx, 42, of Bennington, is expected to be charged with at least three felony counts of burglary Monday in Bennington criminal court. Dean said police also cited Lixx for possession of stolen property.
Dean said Sgt. Camillo Grande of the Bennington Police Department had been on foot patrol in the area of Robinson Avenue on Friday morning because of a string of burglaries committed at homes, some of them empty, but others while the residents were inside.
Around 1 a.m. Friday, a Robinson Avenue homeowner, who police did not identify, found a woman, who police later identified as Lixx, in his home.
Lixx fled but the homeowner called 911 and chased her. The homeowner “tackled” Lixx with the help of other neighbors and held her until Grande and Officers Benjamin Lackey and Thalia Hudson arrived.
Dean said Lixx admitted to three burglaries.
She was on furlough at the time of the arrest after pleading guilty in October to felony counts of identity theft and forgery and a misdemeanor charge of using false tokens. Officers with the Vermont Department of Corrections revoked her furlough after the arrest Friday and she was taken to the Rutland jail.
Dean said the Bennington Police are following up on leads to connect her to other burglaries in the area. On Friday morning, police executed a search warrant at Lixx’s home and found many items which had been reported stolen. Officers will be making contact with possible victims in the near future, police said.MORE IN This Just In
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