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Man flees after allegedly stealing vacuum cleaners

SPRINGVILLE—Robert Snyder, 38, of Greece, was arrested on April 8 after stealing four vacuum cleaners from Lowe’s, in Springville, at approximately 1:30 p.m.


Store employees reported that a male had left the store with one Shark and three Dyson vacuum cleaners, loaded them into a waiting vehicle and left, heading northbound on Route 219.

The employees provided Erie County Sheriff’s deputies with a make, model and license plate of the vehicle and an Erie County Sheriff’s deputy located and stopped the vehicle near the Trevett Road overpass.

The deputy observed that the vehicle was occupied by the suspect, a female passenger and two minors, as well as the suspected merchandise. Snyder and the merchandise were transported back to the store where employees positively identified Snyder and the merchandise.

Snyder was charged with petit larceny, criminal possession of stolen property and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child. He was held at the Erie County Holding Center pending arraignment in Springville Village Court.


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