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BPD Make Arrest in Home Invasion of Handicapped Woman

Buffalo Police have arrested two individuals involved in a violent home invasion earlier this month involving an elderly handicapped woman.

Police have arrested 25 year old Brandon King of Ross Street in the city and 19 year old Christopher Beyer of Hoover Avenue in Kenmore and charged them with robbery in the first degree and burglary in the first degree.

Authorities believe the two men forced their way into a home in the 300 block of Hinman Avenue between 5:30pm and about 6:10pm on the evening of October 6th. Once inside, police believe the individuals placed a gun to the 80 year old wheel-chair bound woman’s head. The two men made off with an undisclosed amount of money and personal papers belonging to the woman.

On Tuesday, October 21st, Buffalo Police recovered the weapon they believe was used in the attack. The weapon was recovered by Officer Thomas Sercu by the railroad tracks behind Hinman Avenue.

The arrests were made by “D” District Detective Margaret Dragone and Officer Robert Yeates, also from the “D” District.

The two were arraigned this morning in Buffalo City Court on robbery and burglary charges. Bail was set at $15,000.00 for King and $150,000.00 for Beyer. The two are scheduled to return for a felony hearing on October 27th at 2pm.