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Two arrested after allegedly stealing from Springville grocery store and taking off

The Erie County Sheriff's office said the suspects took off after being spotted by store employees loading stolen groceries into a moving van.
Erie County Sheriff's Office patrol car

SPRINGVILLE, N.Y. — Two people, including a man wanted by numerous police agencies, are under arrest for allegedly stealing from a Springville grocery store.

The Erie County Sheriff's office says store employees spotted the pair loading stolen groceries into a moving van Thursday morning before taking off from the scene.

Deputies spotted and pulled over the van along the 219. Jeffrey Spriegel, 37, of Kenmore is charged with misdemeanor counts of petit larceny and criminal possession of stolen property, along with numerous vehicle & traffic counts. Spriegel was turned over to the Genesee County Sheriff's Office on an outstanding warrant. He's also wanted by other law enforcement agencies in Erie and Niagara counties.

The other suspect, 42-year-old Cathy Sickler of Amherst, was charged with petit larceny and possession of stolen property. Sickler was released on appearance tickets.