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BPD Break-up Suspected South Buffalo Burglary Ring

Suspects responsible for as many as 15 break-ins

Mayor Byron W. Brown and Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda announced today that six individuals have been arrested in connection with an apparent burglary spree in South Buffalo that targeted as many as 15 homes and businesses combined.

“A” District Police have charged six individuals, including three juveniles, in connection with three of the burglaries to date. Names of the individuals are not being released at this time as the investigation is ongoing.

Police were able to break-up the burglary ring by in part by back-checking attendance records of schools in the area.

“I commend the hard work and dedication of the Buffalo Police Officers who cracked this case and who brought these individuals to justice”, said Mayor Brown. “This is another example of the Buffalo Police Department’s commitment to protecting our residents’ quality of life an arresting anyone responsible for committing a crime in Buffalo. Keeping our residents safe is our highest priority and we will continue to pursue relentlessly and arrest anyone who breaks the law”.

The incidents include the American Legion Post 721 located at 136 Cazenovia Street. Police say the suspects broke into the building on October 3rd; did damage inside the building and made off with an undisclosed amount of money and other items.

Then on November 23rd, the individuals broke into a home in the 500 block of South Legion Drive just after 12:30pm in the afternoon. Once inside, the defendants threatened to assault the homeowner with a crowbar but instead fled the scene.

And then sometime on November 29th between 7:30am-5:30pm, the suspects are charged with burglarizing a home in the 100 block of Milford Street. It appears the suspects made off with electronic equipment and possibly other items.

The six suspects may also be responsible for burglaries in Lackawanna, Orchard Park, West Seneca and other areas.

At this time, Buffalo Police are working with those agencies and the Erie County District Attorney’s office.

Anyone with information regarding these burglaries is asked to call the Confidential TIPCALL Line at 847-2255 or “Text a Tip” at (716)847-2255.

If you are inquiring about stolen property from these burglaries you should call the “A” District police station at 851-4415.

Burglary items recovered by BPD
Burglary items recovered by BPD