Three minors accused of string of car break-ins

SPRINGVILLE, N.Y. (WIVB) – Three minors are behind a string of car break-ins in the Village of Springville, according to deputies.

The Erie County Sheriff’s Office says all three were arrested last week. Detectives say one of the vehicles broken into had a handgun stolen from an internal compartment, and all three minors attempted to sell the gun at different times.

Deputies say they have recovered the weapon from the home of one of the suspects.

Each is charged with felony grand larceny of a firearm, felony criminal sale of a firearm to a minor, felony possession of a firearm with intent to sell, felony criminal possession of a firearm, and misdemeanor acting in a manner to injure a child less than 17.

The three minors are due back in 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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