January 23, 2019

Essex man charged with Christmas Day burglary

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A suspect stacks pallets in a Christmas Day burglary at Walmart in Williston. Police have charged an Essex man with the crime.

The Williston Police have charged Nathan L. Giffin, 32, of Essex with two counts of burglary, accusing him of breaking into Walmart and Toys ‘R’ Us in Williston on Christmas Day.

Williston Officer Travis Trybulski reported that a suspect broke through a back window of Walmart and the back door of Toys R Us about 3:30 p.m. last Monday.

Surveillance video shows a man carrying a baseball bat and a bag stacking pallets behind Walmart. Police released an image from the video last Tuesday, requesting help from the public identifying the person and vehicle in the video.

The next day, Trybulski reported that Giffin had been charged. Giffin is scheduled for arraignment in Chittenden County Court in Burlington on Jan. 18.

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