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Lackawanna man accused of trying to steal officer’s duty bag

A Lackawanna man has been charged with trying to steal a Buffalo police officer’s duty bag out of his patrol car near Franklin and Chippewa streets early Friday morning.

Mohamed Dhali, 23, of Lehigh Street, also took a keychain flashlight from another patrol car around 3:20 a.m., according to a Buffalo police report.

The charges against Dhali included petit larceny and fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property.