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2 MEN COLLARED, 3RD SOUGHT IN LOCKPORT STORE THEFTS

Two Buffalo men were arrested and a third was being sought Tuesday for allegedly stealing four jackets from a local business, then dragging the store owner about 20 feet as he tried to reach in the window of the getaway car, sheriff's deputies said.

James J. Miller, 24, of Verplanck Street and Ronald A. McCarley, 21, of Perry Street were charged with second-degree assault and fourth-degree grand larceny, Sheriff's
Investigator Joseph Taylor said.

The two suspects entered the Lockport Surplus Center on South Transit Road shortly before noon and distracted store employees while their accomplice took four jackets valued at more than $1,000, Taylor said.

the owner, James Kushner, ran after the thief and reached into the getaway car and managed to recover two jackets, but was dragged about 20 feet, Taylor said. Kushner suffered scrapes and abrasions, and was treated in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst,
Taylor said.

Sgt. Gregory Saraf apprehended Miller and McCarley as they walked away from the scene.

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