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POLICE HUNT A THIEF WHO SLEPT IT OFF IN DOCTOR'S OFFICE

Amherst police are looking for a man who stole some small items from a supermarket one day this week, then stayed overnight in a pediatrician's office, police said Thursday.

Police were called to Wegmans at 5275 Sheridan Drive about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday after store security spotted a man stealing razor blades, earphones, disposable cameras and batteries, police said.

Amherst police and store security chased the man as he went north on Sheridan Drive toward Hopkins Road, but they were unable to catch him, officials said.

The next morning, police were called to Amherst Pediatric Associates, 25 Hopkins Road, and were told that an office worker opened the building at 7:40 and found a man locked in the bathroom.

When the office worker un-locked the bathroom door, the man walked out, holding a bag with samples of Tylenol, Advil and similar non-narcotic medicines, then fled, police said.

The man was gone when police arrived. His description matched that of the man suspected of stealing from the Wegmans store.

The suspect was described as a white man in his 20s or 30s, about 5 feet, 10 inches tall, 165 pounds, with dark hair, wearing construction boots, jeans, and a red, blue and tan down jacket.