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An armed masked man robbed a 7-11 at 584 Ontario St. in Riverside on Friday morning, Buffalo Police said. Police said the man entered the store at 5:20 a.m., displayed a black handgun, and demanded cash from employees. The suspect took about $100, placed the money in a bag and fled on foot.  

A Parkside resident reported $2,300 worth of property stolen from his locked vehicle. The resident of the 300 block of Parkside Avenue reported the theft occurred sometime between late Friday night and early Saturday morning. The front passenger window was smashed, and a HP computer and a laptop bag were taken, Buffalo Police said.

Buffalo

A cashier at a Rite Aid Pharmacy on Buffalo's East Side apparently foiled an attempted armed robbery Sunday morning — just by asking for the manager. At about 11:20 a.m., an unknown individual displaying what appeared to be a black handgun ordered the cashier to keep the cash register drawer open. Instead, the cashier refused and called for the manager, at which point t…

Buffalo

An unknown man suggesting he had a gun threatened a cashier and robbed a Gulf gas station and food mart on Ontario Street late Sunday evening, Buffalo police said. The man entered the store at 595 Ontario at about 8:40 p.m., and confronted the cashier by saying, "You are lucky you don't get shot today." Video footage from the store showed the suspect with his hand in hi…

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Two unknown men robbed an East Side cellphone store Sunday night, taking three phones and an undetermined amount of cash before leaving, according to Buffalo police. The men entered the Metro PCS store at 219 Genesee St. at about 12:30 p.m. Sunday, and one of them tried unsuccessfully to take an iPhone from the display. He then went behind the counter, ordered an emp…

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A 28-year-old Buffalo motorist was charged with second-degree assault after he struck a police car and then tried to flee, police said. Andrew B. Goldsmith of Spring Street ran south on Elmwood Avenue after hitting the police vehicle at 615 West Ferry St., at 11:54 a.m. Saturday, police said. He was caught near 654 Elmwood, but broke the glass on the south-facing door o…

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A shooting in the Broadway-Fillmore neighborhood of Buffalo sent one victim to the hospital while police apprehended two individuals near the scene for marijuana possession. The male victim was shot in the leg at about 11:10 p.m. Saturday night near 230 Herman St., and was transported in a private vehicle for treatment at Buffalo General Medical Center. Buffalo police d…

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Buffalo police have taken a person into custody following a bank robbery on Tuesday afternoon. Police said one person has been charged in the robbery, which happened just after 2:30 p.m. at the M&T Bank on Tonawanda Street. No further details were immediately available from police.

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A 35-year-old Randolph woman was arrested Friday after state police found that she had been providing a location for minors to gather so they could drink alcohol and consume drugs. Police, acting on a tip about illegal activity in a home, charged Amber Redeye with five counts of unlawful dealing with a child, three counts of endangering the welfare of a child and one co…

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A joint underage enforcement operation in Niagara County on Saturday led to three store clerks being charged with selling alcohol to minors. The Niagara County Sheriff's Office, State Police and State Liquor Authority had underage shoppers attempt to purchase alcohol on Saturday evening at 18 convenience stores. Fifteen stores refused to sell alcohol to the underage …

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A Jamestown woman was doused with a flammable substance and set on fire late Tuesday night and was listed in critical condition at Erie County Medical Center, Capt. Robert Samuelson of the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday. Luis Castro-Mojica, 37, was taken into custody and was in the Jamestown jail awaiting arraignment on a first-degree assault char…

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Two City of Tonawanda residents were charged with felony drug possession with intent to sell following an investigation by City of Tonawanda police and the Niagara County Drug Task Force last week at 139 Grove St. Assisted by the Town of Tonawanda K-9 drug dog, officers seized heroin, crack cocaine and Fentanyl, according to police. Cassie L. Poppenberg, 35, and Juan…

A Buffalo police officer conducting a pat down as part of an arrest was pricked in the palm of his right hand by a hypodermic needle on Friday. The officer, Patrol Lt. Jonathan Pietrzak, was taken to Erie County Medical Center for evaluation. Police pulled over a vehicle with no inspection sticker at 5:57 p.m. Friday at LaSalle and Bailey avenues and proceeded to an arr…

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A food delivery driver working for Skip the Dishes was shot in the face with a BB gun in an attempted robbery at 3:17 a.m. Saturday in the 100 block of Berwyn Avenue. The driver said he was called to the address and as he attempted to deliver the food he was approached by three man who tried to get in his car. One tried to enter the driver's side and another tried to op…

A missing North Tonawanda woman and her 7-year-old daughter have been located, North Tonawanda police said Tuesday afternoon. Police agencies in Erie and Niagara counties were searching for Cynthia Kawaya and her daughter after receiving reports from the woman's family that they were concerned for her welfare. North Tonawanda police said they were found at about 2:45…