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Auto shop burglarized; then burglar tries to sell back items

A burglar believed to be a white male in his 20s broke into an auto shop at 18 Tonawanda St. on Friday, puncturing a hole in the back wall of the garage and then stealing a $400 air wrench and $160 air hammer.

The incident was caught on video surveillance, but that apparently didn’t stop the suspect from returning to the shop later on that day to try and sell the tools back to the store. Buffalo police said the suspect also contacted the store owner by cell phone, but no arrest had been made as of Sunday.

A landscaping truck with a snow plow was described as the suspect’s vehicle.