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Buffalo teen charged in two daytime robberies in Niagara Falls

NIAGARA FALLS – A Buffalo teen faces charges on back-to-back thefts in Niagara Falls Sunday, the first, an alleged attack and robbery of a deaf couple and the second, the theft of chocolate Easter candy which was planned for a charity event at the City Mission.

Edgar J. Mills, 18, of Dunlap Avenue, who formerly gave police an alias of Samuel D. Feaster of a different address when he was arrested Sunday, was charged with second-degree and first-degree robbery and assault. Police said he beat a woman, breaking her arm, and stole her purse and stole a cell phone from the man who was walking with her in the 400 block of Memorial Parkway at 8:30 p.m. Sunday. Both are hearing impaired. Mills was arrested shortly after he fled the scene.

Mills was also named as a suspect who broke a window in a van at 12:30 p.m. Sunday in the 400 block of Tenth Street and stole $40 worth of chocolate Easter eggs which had been purchased for the City Mission Easter egg hunt.

Mills was charged in the case with fourth-degree criminal mischief, petit larceny and auto stripping.