2 arrested on I-75, accused of Bradenton home burglary


Published: Friday, July 5, 2013 at 6:54 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, July 5, 2013 at 6:54 p.m.

A routine traffic stop on Interstate 75 Thursday afternoon led to the arrest of two people accused of stealing a large quantity of jewelry, cash and savings bonds from a home in Manatee County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Angelica Lynn Vickers, 24, and Robert Francis Dionian, both of Bradenton, were arrested after the 1997 Mitsubishi that Dionian was driving northbound on I-75 was stopped near mile marker 412 in Columbia County.

Troopers said the Mitsubishi was following the vehicle in front of it too closely and that Vickers, the right front passenger in the Mitsubishi, was sitting with her back against the car's dashboard, facing to the rear of the vehicle, prompting FHP to stop the car.

Troopers said Vickers provided an incorrect name and birth date, while a RAPID ID fingerprint device correctly identified Vickers and alerted FHP that Vickers was wanted in Manatee County. A K9 alert on the vehicle led to a search, which located the jewelry, cash and savings bonds, FHP said.

These items were identified as those allegedly taken in a home burglary in Manatee County. Both Vickers and Dionian were arrested. Vickers was charged with obstruction by a disguised person and larceny, Dionian with larceny, FHP said.

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