NIAGARA FALLS – Thieves not only stole a North Avenue man’s yardworking tools recently, but the shed they were stored in, as well.
The victim told police Sunday that sometime over the past two weeks, someone entered his back yard and stole his weed whacker, lawnmower and leaf blower, along with the three-by-six foot metal shed holding the tools. Police said the victim’s yard is surrounded by a short fence, apparently not high enough to deter the determined thief.
The stolen articles were valued at a total of $950. The victim told police he did not notice the theft right away because the shed is obscured from view inside his home, and he had not been outside previously to begin yard work.