(WNY News Now) – A Buffalo man entered a guilty plea for one count of Burglary in the Third Degree in an early morning break-in during a major blizzard at an Amherst business, according to Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn.
Buffalo – Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn has announced that Shaquille A. Chillis of Buffalo, aged 30, has pleaded guilty to one count of Burglary in the Third Degree, a Class “D” felony. The plea comes in connection to a burglary that occurred during the early hours of Monday, December 26, 2022, on the 3500 block of Main Street in the Town of Amherst.
Chillis unlawfully entered a closed store by breaking a window, with the intention to steal shoes. He was apprehended without resistance in the store’s rear stockroom, despite the establishment’s closure due to inclement weather.
Chillis faces a maximum sentence of 7 years in prison, with his sentencing scheduled for Thursday, December 14, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. He remains free on his own recognizance.
His co-defendant, John E. Harber, Jr., 27, of Cheektowaga, recently pleaded guilty to one count of Attempted Petit Larceny, a Class “B” misdemeanor. Harber served as the getaway driver during the burglary, waiting in the parking lot. However, he fled the scene when police arrived. Harber’s sentencing is slated for Monday, November 27, 2023, at 10:00 a.m., with him also remaining free at present.