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Police: 19-year-old charged after stealing vehicle in Amherst

JFK Park Shooting
Posted at 9:57 PM, Sep 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-07 21:57:41-04

AMHERST, N.Y. (WKBW) — A 19-year-old man has been charged after a strong-arm robbery of a vehicle in Amherst on Monday, according to police.

Officers responded to a gas station in the 200 block of Grover Cleveland Highway for the report of the robbery.

Police say the stolen vehicle was located after a short pursuit in the area of North Forest and Audubon Parkway.

Justin Anderson is charged with possession of stolen property, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and resisting arrest, with more charges pending, according to police.

A daycare in the area was placed in a temporary lockdown during the incident.

Police say an officer suffered minor injuries while taking Anderson into custody.

The incident remains under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call Amherst police at 716-689-1311.