AMHERST, NY – An Amherst man and his two children interrupted a home burglary Saturday afternoon, confronting the would-be thieves in their home and giving police information that would lead to an arrest.
When they arrived at their Ransom Oaks Drive home just after 1 p.m., they found a car driven by a woman they don't know parked in the driveway. As the father went over to the car to speak to the driver, his son, age 17, and daughter, 13, entered the house. That's when they encountered a male intruder in their home.
Amherst Police say the son grabbed the burglar and his sister punched him, breaking his sunglasses.
The intruder escaped but police soon traced their vehicle to an address on Dodge Road. They arrested suspects Stacey Berke, 27, and Daniel Cimino, 38, and charged them with second-degree robbery and burglary, and grand larceny.