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Sanborn Family Mart robbed for second time this week

For the second time this week, the Sanborn Family Mart was targeted by robbers in the wee hours of the morning.

A clerk called Niagara County Sheriff’s deputies about 3 a.m. Friday to report an armed robbery at the store at 2939 Saunders Settlement Road. A handgun was displayed as two men entered the store, deputies were told.

The robbers fled with an unspecified amount of cash and other merchandise, the clerk reported. A description of the robbers wasn’t provided by deputies.

A perimeter was established to search the area but deputies came up empty. Lewiston and State Police are helping.

The store also was robbed at knifepoint Wednesday morning.

Deputies located the getaway car on Lockport Road and a store clerk identified its driver as the robber.

Danny Merritt, 32, of Lockport, was charged with robbery and, after arraignment, sent to the county jail in lieu of $10,000 bail.