Burglars who forced a rear bathroom window to enter a home on Norman Place in Eggertsville on Monday stole about $1,000 in cash and about $2,200 in jewelry and other items, Amherst police said today.
The thieves left the house through a side door. The burglary occurred some time between 7:45 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Two Gasport men arrested
in Amherst burglary attempt
An alert Amherst police officer spotted an attempted burglary in progress on Sweet Home Road late last week, leading to the weekend arrest of two Gasport men.
Amherst Detectives John Koss and Michael Dailey charged Andrew M. Schultz, 21, and Jason W. Clark, 20, with attempted burglary and possession of burglar's tools, police records show.
Officer Ron Smith, on routine patrol early Friday morning, noticed an acetylene torch and a 2-foot-square hole in the rear door of a food store at 3030 Sweet Home Road. Further investigation revealed a man in a nearby parked car, with a pair of binoculars and some cutting equipment in the vehicle.
Detectives Koss and Dailey identified Clark as the suspected cutter and Schultz the suspected lookout in the burglary attempt, according to police records.
UB student is charged
with sexual abuse
A University at Buffalo student has been charged with sexual abuse after he allegedly touched a female student's breast through her clothing in an incident in a North Campus dormitory Sunday, according to university police.
Chee Wai Tan, 20, was issued an appearance ticket for Amherst Town Court on a charge of third-degree sexual abuse, a misdemeanor, said John C. Woods, UB's assistant director of public safety. Woods would not provide an address for Tan, except to say he doesn't live in a UB dorm or on-campus apartment.
Tan is accused of touching the student in a "random encounter" at 10:44 a.m. Sunday on the first floor of Fargo Quad, part of the Ellicott Complex dormitories, Woods said.
The female student told police she had never met Tan. Tan was still in the area when he was arrested by police, Woods said.