Thief nabs donation box for stray animal charity


AMHERST, N.Y. (WIVB) Amherst Police are searching for a suspect who stole a cash donation box for “Cause for Paws”, a nonprofit organization that raises funds for essential medical services for stray dogs and cats.

Police say the suspect, seen in surveillance photos, snatched the box from the counter of Niagara Falls Boulevard business on June 30th.

The suspect appears to be a white male with brown hair and a slim build; wearing a green shirt with lettering on the front, black shorts, socks with sandals and baseball style cap.  Police say the man left the scene on a bicycle.

If you recognize any this suspect or have any information related to this crime call the Amherst Police Detective Bureau at 689-1341 or email to

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