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A would-be burglar was caught late Saturday leaving an East Side home with 84 packs of cigarettes, Buffalo police said.

Officers responding to a 10 p.m. tip of a man climbing through an Alwin Place window found Rodney Milton, 62, walking out the front door of the house with the bag of cigarettes in his hand, police said.

Police also found two screwdrivers on Milton and charged him with burglary. They returned the cigarettes to the owners of the home.