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3 family members charged with selling crack

BATAVIA -- A city man, his wife, and her father were charged Wednesday with selling crack cocaine following a 10-month police investigation, Genesee County sheriff's deputies reported.

Deputies said Hubert S. Lovett and his wife, Robin L. Williams-Lovett, both 22 and of Liberty Street, and her father, Robert L. Williams, 47, of Ellicott Street, each sold crack cocaine to agents of the Genesee County Local Drug Task Force during the past 10 months.

The investigation was led by the Task Force and Batavia Police NET, assisted by the Genesee County district attorney's office, Batavia Police, and uniformed deputies with the Genesee County Sheriff's Office.

The father and daughter, Williams and Williams-Lovett, were charged with two counts each of criminal sale of a controlled substance and criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Lovett was charged with three counts each of criminal sale of a controlled substance and criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Deputies said all three were being held in Genesee County Jail without bail.

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Man held for 4 days escapes kidnappers

A Buffalo man escaped Thursday morning after being held for four days by two kidnappers who burned his right arm and stole money from his credit union account, Buffalo police said.

The man was treated in Erie County Medical Center and released.

The victim told South District police he was picked up on Monday at Abbott Road and McKinley Parkway by a man and woman he knew.

The woman offered him sex, then the woman and the man took the victim to an address on Gilbert Street, where they stole his cell phone and burned his right arm in order to get his PIN number for his account at a credit union. The kidnappers then stole his debit card and used it, police reported. Police didn't say how much money may have been stolen.

The man told police he escaped the house at about 2 a.m. Thursday when the two kidnappers left.

South District police continue to investigate the case.

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Couple who tried to rob woman is sought by police

West Seneca police are looking for two suspects who tried to rob a woman as she was crossing a street Wednesday.

The incident happened at about 6 p.m. as the victim was at Ridge Road and Slade Avenue. She was approached by a woman who was accompanied by a male suspect. The female assailant demanded money, then punched the victim several times in the face and body. The suspects fled in a dark-colored four-door car after the victim insisted she had no money.

Police described one suspect as a white female in her 20s, standing about 5-foot-10-inches and weighing approximately 140 pounds. She had bleached blonde hair and was wearing a grey hoodie and grey sweat pants.

Her accomplice was described as a man in his 20s, standing about 5-foot-9 and weighing approximately 150 pounds.

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