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Electronics stolen from Gabryszak office

A few thousands of dollars in electronics and other items were stolen from the Walden Avenue district office of Assemblyman Dennis H. Gabryszak, D-Cheektowaga, either Friday night or Saturday morning.

A burglar or burglars broke a side window to the office in a plaza at 2560 Walden Ave., sometime after a staff member left the office at about 9:30 p.m. Friday.

The staff member returned Saturday at about 1:30 p.m. and found the office ransacked, with many items thrown on the floor.

Cheektowaga police are investigating.

Gabryszak, who had planned to stay in Albany for the weekend because the Assembly held a late session Friday and was due back in session early today, ended up driving back to Cheektowaga to help do an inventory of what was missing from the office.

No files dealing with Assembly or district case work appeared to have been taken, Gabryszak said in a telephone interview Sunday.

"I don't think it was political," said Gabryszak, who returned to Albany on Sunday night. "I hope what the police are going to say is it's a random thing."

The district office did not have a security system in place, said Gabryszak.

The former Cheektowaga town supervisor said he will discuss with fellow Assembly members whether district offices should have security cameras and alarm systems.

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