>Drugs worth $116,460 stolen from pharmacy
NIAGARA FALLS -- A robber broke a bathroom window overnight in MacLeod Drugs, 8672 Buffalo Ave., and took the pharmacy's entire stock of hydrocodone, oxycontin and percocet, a store representative told city police Tuesday morning.
The drugs are valued at $116,460, according to police. There were no suspects in the burglary, police said.
>Man fends off robbers after purse snatching
Three robbers who snatched a woman's purse Tuesday were chased off by a man wielding an umbrella, according to Northeast District police reports.
The woman and the man, described as a witness by police, said they were approached from behind in the area of Lang and Erb streets, near the Cheektowaga border, at about 1:30 p.m.
Three men, one with a knife, confronted them and said: "Give me your purse. Give me your money."
The woman surrendered her purse, and when the robber turned to the man, the man raised his umbrella and said: "I will clobber you with this," officers were told.
The robbers took off in a tan vehicle, heading north on Erb Street.
>Convenience store robbed at gunpoint
A robber ordered three workers in a North Buffalo convenience store to the floor at gunpoint Tuesday morning, Northwest District police reported.
The robbery occurred at about 7:15 a.m. in Yellow Goose, 117 Colvin Ave.
Employees told police the robber's face was covered by a bandanna. After ordering them to lie face down on the floor, he put the gun to a woman's head and ordered her to open a safe.
"Do you want to get shot in the . . . head today?" the robber reportedly asked her.
The gunman fled with $112 and a set of store keys, officers were told.
>Shooting victim drives himself to ECMC in SUV
Buffalo police were investigating a Tuesday night shooting after which the victim drove himself to the hospital.
Officers were called to Erie County Medical Center after the arrival of a man suffering from a gunshot wound. He reportedly was the victim of a drive-by shooting that occurred in the vicinity of East Delavan Avenue and Moselle Street.
Police later impounded the victim's sport utility vehicle from hospital grounds. Further information was not available late Tuesday.
>Crash in snowstorm kills boy, 2; three injured
WELLSVILLE -- A 2-year-old boy was killed when his family van skidded off Trapping Brook Road in Wellsville in a snowstorm Tuesday morning.
Belvidere troopers said Kendall Hess, 2, of Andover, was pronounced dead in Jones Memorial Hospital here after the 11:30 a.m. crash.
Troopers said his father, Timothy D. Hess, 36, was eastbound when he lost control in "heavy snow conditions" and the van dropped off the south shoulder of the road, hitting several trees.
Hess; his wife, Rachel, 34; and another son, Sherwyn, 8, also were taken to Jones Memorial Hospital, troopers said.
Hess and his wife suffered head and internal injuries, and the other boy was cut and bruised, troopers reported.
Their conditions were unavailable Tuesday night.
>Car found here was stolen in South Carolina
The remains of a BMW that was involved in a South Carolina carjacking was recovered Tuesday afternoon in Buffalo.
The car was stolen during an armed carjacking in Columbia, S.C., in July, according to police reports. It was found Tuesday in the 200 block of Hertel Avenue, missing its hood, all four doors, back seat and license plate, among other parts.
Buffalo police impounded the car. Authorities in Richland County, S.C., want it examined for fingerprints. Information about the South Carolina carjacking was not immediately available.