Two convenience stores in Amherst robbed

Tom Muscarella is Chairman of the 2009 Taste of Buffalo. We caught up with him tending to any one of a thousand details he will tackle during this long weekend. Believe it or not, his day job is with the Erie County Health Department as Senior Public Health Sanitarian. Seems like the right man for this mission!

Amherst Police say over the last two days, two convenience stores have been held up by armed robbers.

On Tuesday around 8 p.m., two suspects, both described as white males around 6′ tall and 180 pounds, came into the Gulf Gas Station on Sheridan Drive armed with a handgun and demanded money from the register. After getting the cash, they fled on foot.

Then on Thursday, Amherst Police say a lone gunman, described as a 5’7″ white male around 160 pounds, entered the 7-Eleven on North French Road around 3:30 a.m. and robbed the register. After the theft, he left the store and officers were unable to locate him in the area.

If you have any information on either armed robbery, call detectives at 689-1343. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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