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Assistance in crash, burglary in Silver Creek store

SILVER CREEK — Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies are requesting the public’s assistance through the WeTip program after a crash and burglary early Monday morning at a store.

At around 2:18 a.m., deputies responded to Dollar General at 1360 Routes 5 and 20. Through an investigation, it was found that two unknown subjects had driven a 1991 Chevrolet Blazer into the front of the building causing damage to the Dollar General Store. It appears the unknown subjects exited the vehicle and grabbed a safe located inside of the store and then drove off. The vehicle was later located in the village.

Any information regarding this incident please contact Investigator Eric Vara at 753-4910.

WeTip is a non-profit corporation dedicated to taking anonymous tips from anywhere in the United States 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. WeTip allows citizens from all over the nation to anonymously call crime information into one central headquarters, which is manned by live operators. WeTip will immediately link this information to local law enforcement agencies where the crime occurred.

WeTip offers rewards up to $1,000 when the anonymous tip leads to an arrest and conviction. Rewards are paid anonymously through postmasters to protect the identity of the caller. The WeTip number is: 800-78-CRIME.

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