(July 5, 2013) A 23-year-old Hebron man was charged July 2 with first-degree burglary and theft from $1,000 to less than $10,000 because he allegedly broke into an Ocean City residence more than three months ago. The Worcester County Bureau of Investigation took a report of the burglary March 28. Someone had entered the residence and stolen jewelry.
On April 4, the same victim contacted the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office again to report that additional jewelry was missing. The case was forwarded to WCBI.
During the investigation, detectives identified Nicholas Richard Vilkas as a person of interest. A check of local pawn records found that Vilkas had sold all of the jewelry that had been reported stolen as well as additional jewelry that the victim had not realized was stolen. With assistance of the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office, detectives located Vilkas in Salisbury and arrested him. During an interview with detectives, he confessed to the burglary and theft, according to WCBI.