Amherst Police investigating break-ins at 2 homes

Staff Writer
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

AMHERST — Break-ins reported at two Amherst homes over the weekend are being investigated, according to Amherst Police.

At 11:41 a.m. Saturday, residents at Tan Brook Condominiums, 95 East Pleasant St., told police that a basement door was forced open, possibly with a 2-by-4-inch lumber, said Detective Gregory Wise. Two guitars and a wall-mounted television were stolen during the break-in.

Then on Sunday, police were contacted at 8:58 p.m. by residents at 176 Triangle St., a home just a short distance from Tan Brook, where intruders kicked in a basement door to gain entry. Wise said that a laptop, Bluetooth speakers and jewelry were taken.

Both break-ins were reported as college students returned from spring break. Before leaving, police reminded those living off campus to lock doors to their homes and take valuables with them.

Scott Merzbach can be reached at smerzbach@gazettenet.com