TVs Taken From Store and Loaded Into A Waiting Vehicle

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Two Individuals Arrested Following a Traffic Stop by Amherst PD


Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports two individuals were arrested and charged with felony counts following a shoplifting incident Monday, February 11 at a Clarence store.


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 in 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.