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Buffalo woman arrested for West Seneca store robbery

A 26-year-old Buffalo woman has been arrested by West Seneca police detectives for an armed robbery of the Sunoco A-Plus Mart at 5665 Seneca Street about 1:45 a.m. April 6.

Ashley N. Oppel of Stevenson Street was charged with second-degree robbery, petit larceny and criminal possession of a weapon, West Seneca Police said Friday.

She was remanded to the Erie County Holding Center in lieu of $30,000 bail following her arraignment before West Seneca Town Justice Jeffrey M. Harrington.

Store clerks described the gun-toting bandit as a white woman pointing a black handgun at them and saying “put the money in the bag.” The bandit fled on foot.

West Seneca Police Officers David Volpe and Gerald Fibich later stopped an allegedly “suspicious vehicle” on Clinton Street and recovered some possibe evidence in the robbery and Detective Daniel Crowe identified Oppel as an occupant of that car and placed her under arrest.

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