TV’s Taken From Store and Loaded Into Waiting Vehicle. Pair of Thieves Arrested.
Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports two individuals were arrested and charged with felony counts following a shoplifting incident at a Clarence store on Monday, Feb. 11th.
At approximately 12:24 A.M., Deputies responded to the Walmart on Transit Road for reports that an individual stole two televisions and drove off in a waiting vehicle. Witnesses provided a description of the subject, their clothes, the vehicle which the merchandise was loaded, and direction of travel.
Amherst Police contacted Deputies after officers initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle matching the description of the getaway vehicle along Maple Road near North Forest in Amherst. In the vehicle were two 55 inch televisions and a male who was identified as the same individual from the in-store surveillance footage.
Justin White, 33 of Buffalo, was arrested and charged with one felony count each of grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property.
32-year-old Heather Harris of Buffalo, the driver of the vehicle, is charged with a felony count of criminal possession of stolen property and a misdemeanor count of conspiracy.
Both defendants were remanded to the Erie County Holding Center pending their arraignment in Clarence Town Court.