Man pleads guilty to string of burglaries in Buffalo

Posted at 11:25 AM, Sep 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-13 11:25:04-04

A Hamburg man pleaded guilty to committing a string of burglaries in the Buffalo area earlier this year. 

While on probation, police say 23-year-old Killian Martin admitted to breaking into a home on Stanley Street in the City of Buffalo in June. Martin removed a screen and climbed through a bathroom window to gain entry to the home.

Martin stole three sets of keys from inside the home and fled in the homeowner’s blue Honda CRV.

Police spotted the Honda on July 1st and pursued the vehicle. Martin sped through traffic in an attempt to avoid police and collided with another vehicle at the intersection on Broadway and Peck Street. He was able to flee police on foot. Martin, the driver of the other vehicle and the passenger suffered minor injuries. 

Police were able to track down and arrest Martin on July 8th. Investigators say they Martin in possession of a stolen EBT card that was taken along with other items from another home on William Street in Buffalo.

Martin also admitted to burglarizing a home on McKinley Parkway back on July 5th, according to investigators. 

Martin plead guilty to three counts of burglary, one count of leaving the scene of an incident resulting in injury and one count of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

Martin will be sentenced on Wednesday, October 24. He faces a maximum of 45 years in prison.


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