Two arrested after violent home invasion

Violent Home Invasion In West Seneca

WEST SENECA, N.Y. -- A West Seneca man was beaten and robbed Sunday night during a home invasion, police say. 

The victim, whose name has not been released, told police the invasion started when Gabrielle Olejniczak-Allen, 19, of Buffalo came to his home on Bellwood Avenue and asked to borrow money. 

Olejniczak-Allen's boyfriend, Robert Lansberry, 27, of Niagara Falls climbed through a first floor window and began attacking the victim, police say. 

Lansberry allegedly hit the victim with a bowl and threatened to kill him and his young daughter.

Olejniczak-Allen and Lansberry then stole cash, a cell phone and cigarettes from the victim before they fled from the scene. 

Not long after, Olejniczak-Allen was taken into custody in Buffalo and Lansberry was apprehended in Niagara County. 

Lansberry was charged with robbery, burglary and assault. After an arraignment by Town Justice Jeffery Harrington, he was sent to the Erie County Holding Center on $25,000 bail. 

Olejniczak –Allen was charged with petit larceny and was released on her own recognizance. 

Both are scheduled to appear in court again Tuesday at 7 p.m. 



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