A man, his son and a juvenile who jumped out of a moving car as police closed in have been charged with stealing $13,000 worth of automobile parts from the General Motors plant, according to Town of Tonawanda police.
The man was seen placing bags in a vehicle Sunday night in a parking lot on the Kenmore Avenue side of the plant, and police chased the car into Buffalo, where the three occupants were arrested after they jumped from the car at the foot of Hertel Avenue, police said.
Barbour Kain, 51, of 10 Hertel and his son, Robert, 17, of the same address were charged with criminal trespass and possession of stolen property. A juvenile also was arrested.
Police say they suspect that Kain and his son have been breaking into the plant for some time, stealing parts and then selling them to auto repair shops.