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Call it great teamwork between Buffalo Police and the public. The combination led to the arrest of three men all charged with robbery in the first degree. Acting on a tip from the local business community, Buffalo Police were able to nab the suspects at Delaware Avenue and Bedford in North Buffalo Tuesday morning.

The three men first hit Valore Books on Elmwood Avenue on October 12th. Four days later they hit the same store again. And then on October 18th the trio robbed the Super Cuts at 2141 Elmwood Avenue. That's when Buffalo Police started going to businesses in the area to not only alert them but also to give the business owners a description of the suspects and their car.

That work paid off Tuesday morning when one of the business owners spotted the car and immediately called one of the Officers who had met with the owners. A few minutes later, the three were pulled over at Delaware and Bedford by Buffalo Police. Later in the day all three were arrested and charged with the three store robberies.

Arresting Officers Larry Cavins and Dorian McKnight of "D" District played a key role in tracking down the trio. It was Officer McKnight who left his cell phone number with the business owner who called McKnight back Tuesday morning after he spotted the suspects vehicle. Minutes later Buffalo Police had their men. Assisting in the arrest were Detectives Chris Dates, Margaret Dragone and John Garcia also from "D" District.

The three men arrested were: 28 year old Thomas Dulak of Bradley St., 24 year old Gioacchino Aquino of Hinman Avenue and 25 year old Edward Schunk also of that same Hinman Avenue address. All three were charged with first degree robbery and are expected to be arraigned Wednesday morning in Buffalo City Court.

Buffalo Police again want to thank the community for coming forward and playing a vital role in the arrest of these three suspects. If you see anything suspicious you should immediately call 9-1-1. If you have a tip you are urged to call the Buffalo Police Confidential Tip Line at (716)847-2255 or email us at tips@bpdny.org.