Niagara Gazette

Crime

April 18, 2014

BLOTTER: Police reports published April 18

Niagara Falls

• THEFT: Police are investigating a theft from a convenience store in the 2600 block of Niagara Street. A clerk told officers that four suspects, two males and two females, entered the store at 5:32 a.m. Wednesday and one of the women brought several items to the counter and paid for them with a New York state benefit card. The other female suspect walked out of the store with a cheeseburger and failed to pay for it. The female with the benefit card said she would get money from the other suspect to pay for the cheeseburger, but walked out of the store and then drove away with the other suspects in a newer model white Pontiac. The woman left her EBT card at the store. The entire incident was also captured by store surveillance cameras.

• THEFT: Officers are looking into a theft from a porch in the 100 block of 71st Street. A 23-year-old man told police that sometime on March 18 a shipping company delivered a package to his home and left it on his porch. The victim said someone removed the package, which contained a set of headphones valued at more than $300, from the porch.

• BURGLARY: Police are investigating a burglary in the 1500 block of North Avenue. A 90-year-old woman told officers that sometime between 10 p.m. Tuesday and 7:15 a.m. Wednesday someone broke into an enclosed porch of her home and then into her garage. The victim said her 2002 Toyota Corolla was entered and the car's stereo system was taken. A number of power tools were also taken.

• THEFT: Officers are looking into a shoplifting incident at a store in the 7300 block of Niagara Falls Boulevard. An employee told police that a male and female suspect entered the store at 6:50 p.m. Wednesday and "began walking around the store, acting suspicious. The pair placed boxes, containing bluetooth speakers, under their jackets and then walked out of the store. 

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