Additional Charges for Smash and Grab Burglar.
Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports Detectives Hanna, Ferrick, and Fuqua continued their investigation into a string of convenient store/gas station burglaries and applied additional charges to Phillip Muzzy, 34 of Lackawanna. Muzzy is charged with misdemeanor counts of possession of burglary tools and aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle. Muzzy remains in the Erie County Holding Center on $10,000.00 cash bail for his arrest on October 28. The original charges included felony counts of burglary, criminal mischief – 2nd degree, and grand larceny – 4th degree, after being arrested by Sheriff’s Detectives. Among items Muzzy stole were lottery tickets, cigarettes, cash, and cash donations from a Breast Cancer Awareness collection box.