Pair who stole goods from BJ’s flee, crash into two vehicles

AMHERST, N.Y. (WIVB) – Authorities say two men who allegedly stole items from BJ’s Wholesale Club fled in a vehicle and struck a moving vehicle and a parked car before fleeing on foot.

Amherst Police were called to the Sheridan Drive store shortly before 1 p.m. on Friday on report of a larceny. An employee saw the two men leave the store with stolen merchandise and gave officers the vehicle’s description and license plate number.

Detectives went to the address the vehicle was registered to and a short time later, the two men arrived. When officers tried to speak to the suspects, they say they got back in their car and sped off.

Police pursued and the suspect’s vehicle struck a moving vehicle and a parked car before stopping. After stopping, the suspects fled the scene on foot.

With the help of Buffalo Police, one suspect was taken into custody. Detectives say the stolen merchandise was found in the back of the vehicle.

Charges are pending against the suspect who was caught. His name has not been released. 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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