Cambridge man arrested for Burlington, Fairfax store robberies

A Cambridge man was arrested July 20 following an armed robbery that occurred earlier this month at a Dollar General in Fairfax, according to the Vermont State Police.

Christopher W. Sizen, 39, was taken into custody in St. Albans without incident. His arrest was facilitated with the assistance of the St. Albans City Police Department and tips from the public.

The robbery in question occurred on the evening of July 4, at around 5:45 p.m. An individual clad in black entered the Dollar General store located on Colonial Road, Fairfax, brandishing a firearm and demanding cash from the clerk.

The suspect fled with an undisclosed amount of money, driving away in a white utility truck with a ladder rack on the top and a female companion. Fortunately, no one was injured during the incident. Sizen, who fits the description of the male suspect, is facing charges of armed robbery, aggravated assault, grand larceny, and petit larceny. He was held at the Northwest State Correctional Facility with bail set at $10,000.

On July 11 at about 8:30 AM, Burlington police were called to a Pearl Street store where Sizen was allegedly trying to steal money out of the cash register. While officers were enroute, customers restrained him. Police say Sizen tried to take money out of the register and threatened the cashier. The cashier refused to give Sizen money and told him to leave the store. Two customes intervened and held Sizen outside until officers arrived.

Sizen was taken into custody, brought to the hospital, and then to BPD where he was charged with attempted assault and robbery. 

Town office burglary – 44-year-old Nicholas Turco of Mt. Holly was arrested for burglary of the Mt. Holly town office early Friday morning.

Authorities say they were notified of a burglary that occurred on School Street at around 5:40 a.m.

Police allege Turco made entry into the building by shattering a window with a rock. The Town Office was closed at the time. While inside the building, police say he was discovered by employees reporting for work at the Town Garage.

Turco attempted to flee and drove his vehicle into a ditch. He was taken into custody and taken to Rutland Superior Court.

Two cited for road rage – Two people were cited for disorderly conduct following an incident in Leicester.

Authorities say they were notified of a road rage incident in which a minor motor vehicle collision occurred on US Route 7 on July 15.

Police allege that David Gale, 56, of Salisbury, and Seth Decelle, 41, of Salisbury, recklessly engaged in violent and tumultuous behavior while operating their motor vehicles on a public highway.

Both Gale and Decelle were issued citations to appear in court at a later date.

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