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$7,000 in cash, backpack stolen from Lisbon Avenue home

Two residents returning home about 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the 200-block of Lisbon Avenue discovered smoke in their kitchen, the evidence of a burglar who made off with $7,000 in cash and a backpack, according to Buffalo Police reports.

The residents told police a small fire broke out on the stove after four burners were turned on with three pots and a lid placed over them. Also, one resident noticed “things out of place” in the home, according to the report. A screwdriver was recovered at the scene by Northeast District police.