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Amherst Police Looking for Bank Robbery Suspect

The Amherst Police are investigating a bank robbery that occurred on Tuesday July 24, 2012 at around 3:40 pm at the Key Bank located on Main Street at Springville Avenue.     

The black male suspect pictured in security image is described as 5’9” tall, 190 lbs, wearing eye glasses, light yellow or cream colored button down short sleeve shirt, dark pants and a dark cap.     

The suspect handed the clerk a note and made off with an undetermined amount of money and then fled the bank on foot westbound towards Kenmore Avenue.     

Detectives are looking for any additional information or witnesses who were in the area and may have seen any thing suspicious around the time of the robbery.  Any information related to this crime contact the Amherst Police Detective Bureau at 689-1336.

Puppy Stolen from Amherst Pet Store Located and Returned

Puppy Stolen from Amherst Pet Store Located and Returned
  • UPDATE:  7/10/2012,  With a tip received from the WGRZ Channel 2 News Facebook page, Amherst Police located the puppy and it was returned to the store.  Police are continuing to investigate.

The Amherst Police are looking for the suspect who stole a 12 week old female Yorkshire Terrier puppy from an Amherst pet store.  The suspect was in the store with 3 juveniles.

The puppy valued over $1,000 was stolen from a viewing kennel area of the store on 6/28/2012.  Pictured in the security video is the white female suspect who appears to be in her 30’s with dark hair.  The suspect was with three juveniles, one was darker skinned female 10-11 years old, a darker skinned male about 8-10 years old and a white female 4-5 years old.

Any information on this crime call the Amherst Police Detective Bureau at 689-1340.

Shoplifter Steals $100 Worth of Perfume and Cosmetics from Amherst Store

Shoplifter Steals $100 Worth of Perfume and Cosmetics from Amherst Store

The Amherst Police are looking for the identity of a shoplifter who stole over $100 worth of perfume and cosmetics from a Niagara Falls Boulevard store on 6/12/2012.

The suspect who is pictured in the security footage is a black female 5'4" tall and about 200 lbs with medium brown hair. The suspect fled the area in an early 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette (mini-van), color red.

Any information related to this crime call the Amherst Police Detective Bureau at 689-1364.

See the full security video at the AMHERST POLICE YOUTUBE CHANNEL.

 

Robbery from Lancaster Hotel

Robbery from Lancaster Hotel

A Statement from the Lancaster Police Department:

The Lancaster Police are investigating the robbery of a local hotel that occurred over the weekend. 

Police are looking for the male in the photos who is descibed as a white male in his 30's, approx 6 ft tall weighing 230lbs.  He is wearing a brown hoodie with the hood up and jeans.  The male did not display a weapon and took $160 from the register and fled on foot. 

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call the Lancaster Police Detective Bureau at 716-683-3120, ext 24.

Two Residential Burglaries Reported in Snyder

Two Residential Burglaries Reported in Snyder

Town of Amherst Police Department is investigating a report of two residential burglaries that occurred on 01/08/12 between 0300 hrs and 0630 hrs on Washington Hwy between Kings Hwy and Saratoga.  Both victims report that entry was gained through unlocked rear doors which led into their respective residence.  In one incident cash was stolen from a wallet and purse which were located near the suspect(s) point of entry.  In the other incident, cash and electronics were stolen from the area near the suspect(s) point of entry.

Anyone with information regarding these incidents can contact Amherst Police Department at 689-1345.


 

What was Buffalo’s Legacy During the Prohibition Era?

What was Buffalo’s Legacy During the Prohibition Era?

Many of us never experienced Prohibition, but we’ve heard about it or read about it. Many think almost automatically of Chicago, but Buffalo has its own contribution to Prohibition. The prohibition of liquor was enacted January 16, 1919 by the 18th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States and repealed by the Twenty-First amendment on December 5, 1933.

William “Wild Bill” Donovan and Buffalo NY could be likened to Eliot Ness and Chicago IL, in that he sought to enforce prohibition laws in Buffalo making a name for himself in the process, however, Donovan’s success wasn’t that of Ness’s. Donovan didn't make any friends in the city with his actions as DA.

Are NY's Cyberbullying Laws Tough Enough?

Are NY's Cyberbullying Laws Tough Enough?

With the recent death of 14-year-old Jamey Rodemeyer from Williamsville because of constant bullying since middle school, it has many here in WNY and around the nation asking do we need legislation to protect our children. Here in WNY we do have legislation but many are asking if our laws go far enough.

The Dignity for All Students Act was signed into law by Governor Paterson in September of 2010. The act is to be fully implemented by July 1st, 2012. The Dignity for All Students Act requires that school administrators, teachers, and personnel work together to provide a school environment that is free of harassment and discrimination.