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Thief hits Park Plaza Liquors in Wellsville on a Monday morning, audio


A mid-morning larceny ends in arrest

By Michael T. Baldwin and Andrew Harris

The Wellsville Sun has learned that a stunning attack on Park Plaza Liquor in Wellsville occurred this morning at about 10am. Veteran reporter Michael T. Baldwin spoke with the store manager, a victim in this crime.

According to the store manager a man entered the store and began acting in a threatening manner. While doing so he stole several bottles of liquor and at some point the man set a torch of some sort on the sales counter.

The red sedan took off with some personal favorites before driving right past the Wellsville Police Department. The audio below provides insight into an interesting apprehension. Longtime Dispatcher Chris Perkins can clearly be heard identifying the car drive by from inside the station:

As the vandal thieves were being arrested by officers, Chief of Police Timothy O’Grady varifies that the suspect did leave a torch behind and which was secured that at the scene of the crime.

According to the Wellsville Police Department the man was arrested for Petit Larceny and Possession of a Controlled Substance. He was released for a future date in village court.

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