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NIAGARA FALLS – Burglars pushed in a window air-conditioning unit to break into a 17th Street home Friday afternoon – one of two house burglaries investigated by city police.

The break-in occurred between noon and 2 p.m., police said, when the rear bedroom window unit was shoved in. Bedrooms and closets were ransacked, with prescription medications, about $300 in cash and a 12-gauge shotgun stolen, police said. Neighbors told police they saw two men in the area of the home about the time of the break-in.

In another case, a man just moving into a South Avenue home was victimized by a burglar earlier Friday, police said. The victim may have been asleep inside the home when someone cut through a kitchen window screen and stole 10 boxes of household goods valued at $750 and clothing worth $200.

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