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Three Riley Street men were being held on felony criminal stolen-property charges after being arrested in their store Tuesday night as they were reportedly trying to sell more than $100,000 in goods stolen from various stores in Buffalo and Amherst in recent months.

Mohammed Khelid Nagi, 21; Adel Nasr, 25; and Mazen Kaaied, 22, were arrested in their store at 177 Riley St. at about 8:20 p.m. by Police Officers Earl Perrin and Gary Teague as they executed a search warrant signed by Buffalo City Judge Betty Calvo-Torres in connection with an investigation of recent store thefts.

The officers listed as allegedly stolen property being sold by the three suspects 50 packs of batteries, numerous T-Mobile and Net 10 cellphones, cases of Red Bull, cases of various types of candy and what were described as “numerous other items” with the stolen goods totaling “in excess of $100,000.”