LFS in Buffalo, NY robbed of dry goods, corals and cash
In the early hours of January 2nd, 2012, the store was broken into by two mid-20's white males, where they stole a combined $20,000+ in cash, dry goods and live corals. Two suspects smashed the glass door at the front entrance of this business and began stealing hard goods on a shelf located near the front door. The pair soon returned, breaking in the interior entrance to the store and quickly grabbed an armful of the stores own salt buckets. No sooner, they were navigating around the dark store using a cell phone to illuminate the tanks and grabbing coral by the handful, carelessly throwing them into the buckets with no care as to the health of the animals. To make matters worse, after burglarizing nearly $20,000 worth of live coral, the thieves stole a substantial amount of money out of the cash register.
Below is an infrared surveillance photo showing the two perpetrators in the action.
And here the local news report of the crime, including more surveillance video and details about the crime.
It's always unfortunate to hear about our local brick and mortar stores being subjected to tragedies like this and we really hope that the reefkeeping community as well as the law enforcement can aid in catching the criminals responsible for this heinous crime. Fingerprints and facial-recognition software are also being utilized to identify these two men.
If you or anyone you know has any information leading to the arrest of these burglars, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call the local police department at 716-686-6500.