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Suspects in small-business burglaries

Batavia Police are turning to the public once again to help them solve a growing problem: small business burglaries.

Since the beginning of summer, 10 businesses have been broken into, and had money taken. At least three of these burglaries were
reported by WBTA News last month and in months prior. Batavia's Original pizzeria has been hardest-hit, with two burglaries reported in less than a month.

In at least four cases, crooks have attempted to steal safe-boxes. They've been successful in either taking the safes or stealing the money inside a number of times.

Batavia Police Detective Charles Dudek is leading the effort to solve these burglaries. He reports today that a pair of white males are the prime suspects in all of these cases. The men have not been identified, but a witness did see them emerge from Ficarella's Pizzeria around the time of a reported burglary, without masks or hoods. They are described as between 5'8"-5'9" tall, aged late teens to early twenties. One of the suspects has short blonde hair and a stocky build. The other is thinner, with short dark hair.

Anyone with information on the suspects is asked to call Batavia Police at (585) 345-6350, or the Police Confidential tip-line at (585) 345-6370. You can also report criminal action to the police anonymously by
clicking here.

PHOTO: Pair of suspects breaking into Batavia's Original pizzeria. Photo courtesy Batavia Police



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