West Seneca police early today arrested two teen-agers accused of stealing CD players, tapes, speakers and other items after breaking into roughly 20 cars in Cheektowaga and West Seneca overnight.
Officers, who broke the case with the help of a victim who wrote down a license-plate number, charged Michael Buntins, 18, of Gary Lane, Cheektowaga, and Nicholas Ananiadis, 17, of Southgate Drive, West Seneca, with possession of stolen property, burglary, larceny and trespassing.
Officers Bart Adams, Joel Fallon and Robert Caruana recovered two CD players, speakers, tapes, cassette players, drills, tool boxes, police badges and other items inside the car used by the suspects.
Those items were taken from vehicles on Hillview Terrace, Arrowhead Drive and Boncroft Drive in West Seneca and Davidson, Sebring, Dubbonet and Sherry drives in Cheektowaga, between about 2 and 4:30 a.m., officers said.
After the victim gave police a description of the suspects and their license-plate number, the officers went to the address listed on the vehicle's registration. Police apprehended the two suspects as they approached the residence at about 4:50 a.m.