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Hamburg man pleads guilty to Buffalo burglaries

A 23-year-old Hamburg man pleaded guilty Wednesday to three counts of burglary, one count of leaving the scene of an incident resulting in injury and one count of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office.

Killian Martin admitted to State Supreme Court Justice Deborah A. Haendiges that on June 22, while on probation, he broke into a home on Stanley Street in Buffalo. He stole three sets of keys and fled in the homeowner’s blue Honda CRV, prosecutors said.

Shortly after midnight on July 1, a Buffalo police officer recognized and pursued the CRV. Martin sped through a traffic light at Broadway and Peck Street, where the CRV collided with another vehicle, injuring its driver. The driver of the CRV, who matched Martin's description, fled on foot.

When investigators arrested Martin on July 8, they found items stolen from a home on William Street in Buffalo. Martin also admitted to burglarizing a McKinley Parkway home on July 5.

Martin faces 45 years in prison when sentenced Oct. 24.

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