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A thief used a decorative brick from the front lawn of a South Buffalo home to smash the window of a car parked in a nearby driveway, police said. The thief then stole an assortment of electronics from the car, including a laptop, MP-3 player and external hard drive, police said.

The incident occurred between 4 a.m. and 8 a.m. Sunday on Hammerschmidt Avenue, off Seneca Street. The total value of the stolen items was estimated at $2,000.