Police: Man cut holes in wall to steal a safe

Posted at 11:56 AM, Jan 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-28 20:34:48-05

A Grand Island man is facing four felonies after an elaborate burglary at a business on the Island.

Erie County Sheriff's detectives say a New York State parolee, Jared Sander, 38 of Grand Island, cut large holes into the wall of a business on Industrial Drive, sometime around December 3rd. Investigators believe the holes were cut to gain access to the building and, ultimately, a safe inside the business.

Sheriff's deputies say the safe was completely emptied and some other items from the business had been taken. It was also discovered that the building's security system had been tampered with and no longer functioned.

Detectives used evidence found at the crime scene to track down Sander who was arrested and charged with 4 separate felonies: third degree burglary, second degree burglary, grand larceny, and criminal mischief.

Sander is being held at the Erie County Holding Center awaiting a court appearance in Grand Island Town Court on February 1.

Detectives are also looking at 10 other similar burglaries on Grand Island and Sander may face more charges.




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