Niagara Gazette

Crime

April 20, 2014

BLOTTER: Police reports published April 19

Niagara Falls

• ROBBERY: Police are investigating an armed robbery in the alley of the 1700 block of 24th Street. A 34-year-old man told officers he was walking in that area at 11:10 p.m. Thursday, when he was approached by two male suspects. The victim said one of the suspects pulled out a small, black revolver and told him to empty his pockets. After dropping his cell phone, keys and a “rolled up Kleenex” on the ground, the victim said one of the suspects pushed him to the ground and then went through his pants pockets. Both suspects then ran from the scene.

• THEFT: Officers are looking into a shoplifting incident at a store in the 2600 block of Niagara Street. A store manager told police security cameras captured video of a male suspect putting boxes of candy into a garbage bag, at 12:59 a.m., Thursday, and then leaving the store without paying for the merchandise. The stolen candy is valued at more than $650.

• BURGLARY: Police are investigating a burglary in the 2700 block of Woodlawn Avenue. A property owner told officers that sometime between 4 p.m., Sunday, and 10:25 a.m., Thursday, someone entered his vacant home through an open window. The victim said “a couple hundred feet of copper piping” was taken from the property.

• THEFT: Officers are looking into a shoplifting incident at a store in the 8000 block of Niagara Falls Boulevard. An employee told police that a male suspect entered the store at 6:50 p.m. Thursday and took a cell phone. The suspect ran form the store and was seen running east on Niagara Falls Boulevard.

• BURGLARY: Police are investigating a burglary in the 1800 block of Jerauld Avenue. A property owner told officers that between 11:15 p.m., Wednesday, and 8:26 a.m., Thursday, someone entered his unoccupied home by breaking a rear window. The owner said the home was ransacked and a full-length, mink coat, a full-length, leather coat, a full-length, rabbit coat and a rain coat were taken.

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