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Homeowner Thwarts Burglar; Police Capture Suspect Minutes Later
July 20, 2009
Police on St Croix captured 50-year-old Norberto Rivera also known as “Baby” minutes after a homeowner thwarted his attempt to burglarize her home on Monday, July 20.
The Sunny Acres homeowner was alone on her home when she heard a noise in the kitchen.
She saw Rivera halfway into her kitchen window.
The homeowner grabbed the suspect and struggled with him but he managed to get back out the window.
The homeowner called the police who responded immediately to the scene.
Based on a description from the homeowner police located the suspect in the area minutes later and arrested him.
Rivera was arrested at about 12:15 p.m. and charged him with Burglary in the Second Degree.
He was placed on $50,000 bail and remanded to the custody of the Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility pending further court action.