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Police thwart lager larceny at Hertel Avenue CVS

A Hertel Avenue man’s attempt to steal two, 12-packs of beer from a CVS pharmacy late Saturday went flat when he was arrested by Buffalo police, according to Northwest District officers.

Police say Michael Massimi, 26, took a 12-pack of Budweiser and a 12-pack of Bud Light and tried to leave the CVS at 1678 Hertel Ave. at about 10:20 p.m. without paying for the beer.

Massimi was found with the pilfered beer, along with a small bag of marijuana in his trousers pocket, according to the arresting officer. He is charged with petit larceny, possession of stolen property and unlawful possession of marijuana.