Buffalo Police Investigating Overnight Burglaries

June 27, 2012 Updated Jun 27, 2012 at 7:11 PM EDT

By Kyla Igoe

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June 27, 2012 Updated Jun 27, 2012 at 7:11 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - Buffalo police are investigating two overnight burglary cases. In each case, the people responsible cut the power off to try and gain entry. Wednesday, a smashed widow remained at the Radio Shack located at the intersection of Grant and Amherst Streets in Buffalo. The store closed for several hours as workers assessed the damage left by the suspects.
The suspects got away with laptops, gaming systems, and other items after cutting power to the building.
Less than two miles away, Advanced Auto Parts on Niagara Street was without power for close to 9 hours. Workers there say someone destroyed the electrical box and tried to enter the building, but the alarm system stayed intact and forced the burglars to flee. Nothing was taken from the store, however the power outage caused a malfunction in the store's computer system.

"I really think it's crazy. It's scary to think you have to lock up your car and take your stereos out every time. Sometimes it's scary to go to bed at night honestly," said Christine Petteway, who lives near the store.

Investigators are still trying to figure out if the two cases are connected and insist there is not a rash in burglaries. Police are are also looking into an attempted burglary at a store in the 100 block of Colvin. Anyone with information is asked to call the Buffalo Police Confidential Tip Call Line at 716-847-2255.