Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Six teenagers arrested for burglary in South Buffalo

According to the Buffalo News,Buffalo police have arrested six teenagers that might be responsible for as many as 40 home break ins...

Buffalo Police have broken up a ring of high-school-age thieves that may have burglarized more than 40 homes and businesses.

Officers arrested six teenagers, ages 15 and 16, who are believed responsible for a string of 18 daytime home break-ins in South Buffalo and a similar number of thefts in the surrounding suburbs.

With the help of an eyewitness, a good tip, school police officers and a review of school attendance records, police were able to identify and arrest the six who police believe committed most of the crimes, said Lt. Patrick Roberts of the A District.

"A great deal of property was recovered," he said at a news conference announcing the arrests.

The suspects, some of whom are currently still attending high school, have been tied to 18 home break-ins in South Buffalo, as well as burglaries in Allentown, Lovejoy, Orchard Park, Lackawanna and West Seneca, said Mayor Byron Brown.

Police said parents of the suspects were shocked and pained by police revelations.

Brown added, "This goes to the importance of parental responsibility."

An interesting quote from a guy whose own son has been arrested twice in recent years for thefts. We will be following this story to see what kind of message the judge sends these criminals.

Six teens arrested in South Buffalo burglary ring - News - The Buffalo News

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