Cheektowaga Police investigate two attempted arsons

CHEEKTOWAGA – The Cheektowaga Police Department is investigating two attempted arsons at the same East Delavan Avenue convenience store.

Police say on two different occasions, Molotov cocktails were used in an attempt to burn down Eggert Express located at 1558 East Delavan Avenue.

The first incident occurred on October 28, 2018, at approximately 2:05 am. Surveillance cameras show a male throwing a Molotov cocktail at the window. The window broke but cardboard backing caused the bottle to bounce onto the sidewalk. The wick was extinguished by a tenant prior to fuel ignition.

The second incident occurred on November 1, 2018, at approximately 11:00 pm. Surveillance cameras show a male throw a Molotov cocktail, through an open door, as the owners were cleaning up. The wick was quickly extinguished prior to fuel ignition.

Anyone with information about these two incidents or who can identify these males is asked to call the Cheektowaga Police Department Detective Bureau at 686-3505 or Detective Michael Striejewske at 686-3969 email MStriejewske@CPDNY.ORG.

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