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>Driver says shots struck his SUV, causing crash

A 19-year-old driving near Schiller Park told police two people on a bike fired several gunshots at his SUV at about 1:30 p.m. Monday, striking his vehicle and causing it to hit a utility pole.

The incident occurred at Block and Zelmer streets, between Doat and Genesee streets.

The shooter was described as 6 feet tall, 185 pounds wearing a gray hoodie and jeans. The accomplice was wearing a black hoodie, dark jeans with a purple bandanna covering his face.

Both attackers were last seen heading north on Zelmer.

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>8 arrested in drug raids on 2 houses in Buffalo

Eight people were arrested on drug charges following searches of two homes Monday night.

Buffalo narcotics detectives raided a house at 195 Landon St. at about 5:30 p.m. and seized 24 bags of crack cocaine along with an AK-47 assault rifle and two clips for the weapon, along with $350 cash. Arrested there were William James, 18, of George Street, and Jetone Jones, 51, of Spring Street.

Police said that just before 10 p.m., they raided another house at 43 Deshler St. and found half an ounce of crack cocaine along with packaging materials and marijuana. Six people were taken into custody on charges of possessing the illegal drugs and paraphernalia.

Arrested were: Buffalo residents Pamela Ronnesburg, 45; Tashia A. Hodge, 25; Kevin L. Marks, 41, all of Deshler Street; Wymiko V. Anderson, 34, of Stockbridge Avenue; Thomas J. Clark, 58, of Swinburne Avenue; and Jeffrey P. Fialkowski, 40, of Warren Avenue, West Seneca.

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>$3,500 worth of jewelry stolen from man in car

A Kensington Avenue man said he was robbed at gunpoint of about $3,500 in jewelry while sitting in his vehicle a few blocks south of East Ferry Street at about 5 p.m. Monday.

The man said he was held up in a driveway on the 900 block of Glenwood Avenue, where the robber made off with a white-gold necklace, white-gold bracelet, gold bracelet and gold and white mouthpiece, the victim told Ferry-Fillmore District police.

The victim was not injured, police said.

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>2 men report being robbed in E. Delavan apartment

Two men told police they were robbed in an East Delavan Avenue apartment just before 9 p.m. Monday.

Three men, one carrying a handgun, entered the home on the 100 block of East Delavan and demanded money.

The assailants took $5 in cash, a cell phone and a Nintendo Wii video game console.

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>Woman waiting at bus stop shot 3 times with BB gun

A woman waiting at an East Side bus stop Monday night said someone shot her three times with a BB gun.

The victim told police the attack occurred just before 9 p.m. at Jefferson Avenue and Best Street.

The shots came from inside a light blue minivan that stopped near her. Three people wearing dark hoodies and ski masks were inside the vehicle, she told police. The victim was shot twice in the right leg and once in the lower back. She told police she would seek medical attention on her own.

Police did not release the age of the victim.

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>Cigarettes, lottery tickets and $400 stolen from store

A Leroy Avenue convenience store was robbed of cigarettes, cash and lottery tickets early Tuesday.

An employee at Leroy SaveMore Grocery Store, near Kensington Avenue and Grider Street, told Buffalo police the building's rear wall was smashed in near an exhaust fan between midnight and about 9:50 a.m. Tuesday. About 20 cartons of cigarettes were taken, as well as lottery tickets, $400 in cash and clothing.

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>Buffalo police arrest teen in armed entry

Buffalo police have arrested a 15-year-old in connection with a home invasion on LaSalle Avenue on Saturday.

The teen, whose name was not released, was arrested Sunday afternoon on Eller Street, police said, and is accused of entering a home on the 500 block of LaSalle at about 3 p.m. carrying a shotgun.

A 28-year-old woman and two 18-year-old women were in the home at the time of the robbery. They were forced to lie on the ground, and several young children who were outside at the time were forced inside and told to lie on top of the women.

The teen is accused of taking three cell phones and a gold ring.

The teen had two females with him -- one of whom he called "Snowflake," the female victims told Northeast District police.

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>Construction equipment, tools worth $4,000 stolen

About $4,000 worth of construction equipment and tools were stolen over the weekend at a downtown work site, Buffalo police said.

The theft occurred on Chicago Street, between Miami and Ohio streets, between 4 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Monday, according to a police report.

The thieves gained access to the site through the front gate.

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