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PAWNBROKER'S ARREST ATTRIBUTED TO TEENS ACCUSED OF THEFTS

The claim of no honor among thieves may prove true in a case involving two teen-agers charged with burglary and a Buffalo pawnbroker accused of handling some of their loot, according to police.

Brooke Stanley, owner of Empire II Pawn Shop, 1570 Main St., was charged Wednesday with felony criminal possession of stolen property and violation of city ordinances requiring him to keep records on those who sell him merchandise, Detectives Thomas Donovan and Thomas McCarthy said.

The Burglary Task Force members said information about Stanley, 36, was provided by Jason Amer, 18, and Daniel Rogers, 17, who are suspected of committing more than 30 house burglaries on the West Side in recent months.

In addition to burglary, both Elmwood Avenue teen-agers have been charged with criminal possession of stolen property. "They led us to three area pawn shops where stolen property was recovered," Donovan said. "And two of the pawnbrokers were very cooperative."

Stanley, the detectives said, was uncooperative.

The stolen items in his possession included three rings and a necklace taken Sept. 12 from a hone on the 700 block of Ashland Avenue, the detectives said.

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