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Two masked men robbed a 7-11 store at 281 Parkside Ave. early Saturday, Buffalo Police said. The two men walked into the store at 12:30 a.m. and demanded an employee place money from both of the store's cash registers into a backpack, Buffalo Police said. A second person was held at gunpoint and ordered not to move. Both thiefs appeared to be armed with guns. After t…

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A cashier at a Rite Aid Pharmacy on Buffalo's East Side apparently foiled an attempted armed robbery Sunday morning — just by asking for the manager. At about 11:20 a.m., an unknown individual displaying what appeared to be a black handgun ordered the cashier to keep the cash register drawer open. Instead, the cashier refused and called for the manager, at which point t…

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An unknown man suggesting he had a gun threatened a cashier and robbed a Gulf gas station and food mart on Ontario Street late Sunday evening, Buffalo police said. The man entered the store at 595 Ontario at about 8:40 p.m., and confronted the cashier by saying, "You are lucky you don't get shot today." Video footage from the store showed the suspect with his hand in hi…

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Two unknown men robbed an East Side cellphone store Sunday night, taking three phones and an undetermined amount of cash before leaving, according to Buffalo police. The men entered the Metro PCS store at 219 Genesee St. at about 12:30 p.m. Sunday, and one of them tried unsuccessfully to take an iPhone from the display. He then went behind the counter, ordered an emp…

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An armed robber whose shooting victim was left a quadriplegic has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office on Tuesday. Theodore Wilson, 27, had been charged with three counts of robbery, first-degree assault and criminal possession of a weapon in connection with an incident on Jan. 5, 2016, at 1733 Genesee St.…

A Niagara County man was arrested Friday at his home on charges of robbing a woman in Newfane, according to authorities. Brian R. Lederhouse, 31, was charged with third-degree robbery and petit larceny, according to the Niagara County Sheriff's Office. Niagara County Sheriff's deputies said Lederhouse allegedly robbed a woman about 10:23 p.m. Thursday in the parking …

      Lancaster police Thursday arrested two Rochester men minutes after the suspects robbed a credit union on Brunswick Road in the Village of Lancaster. Michael Frisch, 30, and Kevin Wood, 56, were stopped in their getaway vehicle at about 5:30 p.m. on Ransom Road by Lancaster police detectives Edward Wojtal and Mark Fowler, who received a …

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A woman pulled off a strong-armed robbery Wednesday at a Military Road pawn shop in Niagara Falls, Niagara County Sheriff's deputies reported. A white woman - with long dark hair, in her 20s, about 5-foot-6-inches tall and between 140 and 150 pounds - robbed the People's Casino Gold Mine, 2577 Military Road, according to the sheriff's office. She was last seen wearing a…

A second suspect has been charged in connection with the Monday robbery of a Falconer credit union, Town of Ellicott and Jamestown police said Wednesday. Thomas W. Bartlett Sr., 61, was apprehended by police Tuesday at his Jamestown home and later arraigned in Ellicott Town Court on a second-degree robbery charge in connection with a robbery at Greater Chautauqua Federa…

A Jamestown man was arrested Monday in connection with the robbery of a Falconer credit union, according to authorities. Kyle R. Senear, 22, was charged in connection with a robbery at the Greater Chautauqua Federal Credit Union on Main Street in the Town of Ellicott, according to Jamestown and Ellicott police. Police said that Senear allegedly walked into the bank a…

A Masten Avenue man told Buffalo Police he was attacked by four men who asked him for a cigarette as he got out of his car Friday night on Newburgh Avenue, according to police reports. One of the assailants pulled out a shotgun then the group duct-taped him and shoved him in the trunk of his 2016 Ford Fusion about 7:20 p.m. The victim escaped from the trunk and fled …