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An 18-year-old Buffalo man was arrested Sunday in connection with a robbery and burglary in University Heights, while another suspect is still at large, according to the Buffalo Police Department. Franklin Chambers was charged with first-degree burglary, first-degree robbery and first-degree criminal possession of a weapon following an incident in which he and another s…

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A man reported being beaten with a frying pan and broomstick during a robbery in Buffalo's Kensington-Bailey neighborhood Sunday night, according to a Buffalo Police Department report. The victim reported to police that he was walking down Hewitt Avenue at about 10:30 p.m. Sunday when he was attacked by two men. The victim said during the attack that the two males en…

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A 17-year-old was arrested Tuesday on robbery, assault and weapons charges after he allegedly lured a man to a Buffalo address to sell him a cell phone but then robbed him at gunpoint, according to the Buffalo Police Department. Xavier Washington of Buffalo was charged with first-degree robbery, second-degree assault and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon. …

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A man was arrested on several charges, including attempted robbery, after alleged "confrontational" behavior at a convenience store, according to the Town of Tonawanda Police Department. Mark B. Butyneski, 42, was charged with third-degree attempted robbery, criminal possession of a controlled substance, controlled substances in non-original container and third-degree c…

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A 7-Eleven store was robbed in the Town of Tonawanda Tuesday night, but police say it is not thought to have a connection to the recent string of convenience store and gas station robberies throughout Tonawanda and the surrounding areas. The 7-Eleven at 741 Kenmore Ave. was robbed after 11 p.m. Wednesday, per a report by the Twitter account @TonawandaFire. Kenmore Avenu…

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On Tuesday, the Town of Tonawanda Police Department issued a press bulletin, including video clips, regarding a suspected robber that may have been part of a recent string of 11 armed robberies that have occurred in Tonawanda and neighboring parts of Western New York. Early Wednesday morning, the list was extended to 12 after an incident that occurred less than a mile f…

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A Buffalo woman who uses a wheelchair was robbed while she was in front of her church on Tuesday, according to a Buffalo Police Department report. The 51-year-old woman was at her church, St. John Kanty at Broadway and Swinburne, at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday when she said a man took a $10 bill out of her hand and fled west on Broadway. The suspect was described by police as…

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The Town of Cheektowaga Police Department is seeking assistance in identifying a robbery suspect who wore, according to police, "a green pajama onesie outfit" during a robbery of a convenience store Thursday evening. At approximately 8 p.m. Thursday, police said, a black male wearing a green pajama onesie outfit robbed the 7-Eleven store at 150 French Road, located just…

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A Buffalo cab driver had a gun pointed at his head during a robbery Saturday night, according to Buffalo police. The cab driver told police that he picked up a black male and two females on Fillmore Street at about 10:50 p.m. The driver told police that he was heading north up Madison Street from Broadway when the suspect asked the driver to stop about halfway up the bl…

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A Buffalo man was found guilty by an Erie County jury Monday of several charges connected to a March 15 attack on a 60-year-old employee at a chocolate shop on Broadway, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. John Jaycox, 50, was found guilty of one count each of first-degree attempted murder, first-degree attempted assault, first-degree attempted robb…

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A Broadway-Fillmore man told police he was robbed with his own sword Saturday afternoon after he let a woman he did not know into his house to use his bathroom. The resident left the weapon in plain sight, police said. The incident happened about 1 p.m. at a home on Gibson Street, off Broadway, after a woman was welcomed inside to use the bathroom. On her way out, th…

Two masked men robbed a 7-11 store at 281 Parkside Ave. early Saturday, Buffalo Police said. The two men walked into the store at 12:30 a.m. and demanded an employee place money from both of the store's cash registers into a backpack, Buffalo Police said. A second person was held at gunpoint and ordered not to move. Both thiefs appeared to be armed with guns. After t…

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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…

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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…