Police in Amherst and Buffalo are searching for two men who assaulted and robbed and man and woman in Williamsville early Tuesday after stealing a car in Buffalo.
Shortly after midnight, Amherst police attempted to stop the stolen car on Main Street near Harlem Road. Police chased the vehicle until the two abandoned the car on Kingsgate Road and fled.
In the meantime, a woman alerted Amherst police that she and her boyfriend were attacked in the breezeway of a Williamsville home about midnight and her purse was stolen.
Amherst police said they recovered the nearly empty purse in the abandoned car, which was stolen in Buffalo on Monday.
Amherst police are seeking public help. Call 689-1311.