Deputies are investigating the thefts of cash from two businesses in the Town of Newfane recently, the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office reported.
A burglar broke into the Slippery Sinker Bait and Tackle Shop, 5780 W. Main St., Olcott, overnight Wednesday and stole a cash register drawer containing about $80. The intruder pried open a main door, breaking a deadbolt lock and splintering the door frame. Nothing else was disturbed, officers said.
Another cashbox, this one containing $40 to $60, was taken from a self-serve ice sales business on Lockport-Olcott Road between Oct. 19 and 20, according to the sheriff’s office. The owner told deputies that the box was removed from a wooden pole where it was kept on the side of a barn.