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Police: Car stopped connected with East Aurora burglaries

Posted at 6:30 PM, Aug 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-01 18:30:46-04

According to East Aurora Police Chief, Shane Krieger, Tonawanda Police stopped a car connected with the burglary on Willardshire Road Tuesday.

That car was also linked with a separate incident in rural East Aurora yesterday too. This time, on Lewis Road but the homeowner grew suspicious and notified police after telling the eprson that approached his home no.

The group of people inside a small, blue SUV were reportedly approaching houses asking for water for an overheated car engine. 

“Generally in this day and age, everybody has a cell phone, they don’t have to go door to door," Krieger said. “If you only see one person, that doesn't mean there’s not another person hiding somewhere waiting to come in the house when you’re distracted.” 

A man that lives on Lewis Road says the entire neighborhood is aware of what's currently going on. 

“It’s a friendly neighborhood, everyone gets along. So when things happen, word gets around," John Chynaweth said.

Krieger stressed to remember to lock all doors, invest in security and maybe even camera systems, as well as remembering the age old adage, stranger danger.