BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - The Buffalo Police Department announced a number of arrests Wednesday in connection with a South Buffalo burglary ring that was responsible for as many as 15 break-ins.
Mayor Byron Brown along with Buffalo Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda held a press conference Wednesday afternoon to announce the arrest of six individuals tied that apparent burglary spree that targeted homes and businesses in South Buffalo.
The suspects, including three juveniles, have been charged in connection with three of the burglaries to date. The suspects identities are not being released at this time as the investigation is on-going.
Police in part used attendance records of local schools to help break-up the burglary ring.
"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.
The suspects are responsible for incidents at the American Legion Post 721 on Cazenovia Street, a home break-in on South Legion Drive and the burglary of a home on Milford Street. The suspects mostly stole electronic equipment, money and other items.
Police believe some those charged may also be responsible for burglaries in Lackawanna, Orchard Park and West Seneca.