Man allegedly tries stealing from fundraiser

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WIVB) – A Cheektowaga man is accused of trying to steal a Nook from a fundraiser Sunday evening. New York State Police say 30-year-old Andrew D. Blotzer was at a Newstead Fire Company spring raffle at Samuels Grand Manor, on Main Street, at the time of the incident.

The acting chief says Blotzer picked up the electronic reader, valued at $189, from the prize table and try to leave. Several people stopped the man.

Police say Blotzer is accused of petit larceny and will appear in Town of Clarence Court at a later date. 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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