Po­lice puz­zled as to how man’s car was started and stolen from store lot

The Buffalo News - - LOCAL NEWS -

TOWN OF NI­A­GARA – Po­lice said that a car thief was some­how able to start and steal a ve­hi­cle while the owner shopped in a Mil­i­tary Road liquor store on April 1.

The vic­tim stopped at Mil­i­tary Liquors just be­fore 2 p.m., park­ing his car in a lot in front of the store be­fore go­ing in­side.

Mo­ments later, store sur­veil­lance video shows a man walk­ing up to the ve­hi­cle and look­ing around briefly be­fore get­ting in­side and driv­ing off north­bound down Mil­i­tary Road.

Po­lice said the car had not been left run­ning and the owner had his key fob with him.

They spec­u­lated that the fob’s prox­im­ity to the ve­hi­cle may have some­how al­lowed the ve­hi­cle to be started.

Po­lice are look­ing for a sus­pect who was de­scribed as about 35 to 45 years old, about 5-feet-9 inches tall, with a medium build. He wore a dark leather jacket and blue jeans.

– Mike Kurilovitch

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