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Arrest Made in Restaurant Robbery

Buffalo Police moved quickly to arrest a Buffalo man in connection with a Subway Restaurant robbery. Arrested and charged with first degree robbery was 45 year old David C. Glass of Buffalo. Glass walked into the Subway Restaurant at 907 East Ferry on Friday night around 9pm and demanded money from the store employee. The incident was caught on the store surveillance camera.

With the help of the public, Buffalo Police were able to track down the suspect. The video was shown at Sunday's church service at True Bethel Baptist Church. The church has operated the restaurant for a number of years. Shortly after the service ended on Sunday, tips came flowing in.

That's when Officers from "C" District, with the help from the public,  began connecting the dots that eventually led  to the arrest of the 45 year old Glass. Arresting Officer John Sanders played a key role in the arrest. He eventually tracked down the suspect at a Strauss Street location.

Chief of Detectives Dennis J. Richards said, "Rev. Pridgen is more accustomed to saving souls and serving subs than solving crime. However, the sense of outrage he shared with his congregation stirred many people to come forward with information on the robbery. The tips received led to the arrest of David Glass. Teamwork within the department, uniformed officers and detectives from two districts, worked cooperatively to solve this reported crime".

Chief Richards went on to say, "The police department certainly has turned the corner in our relationship with the public. The days of "don't snitch" are over. People have been more willing to come forward with information to help us solve crime; be it illegal narcotic dealing, graffiti, murder or robbery".

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