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Falls man pleads guilty following robbery spree

LOCKPORT – A Niagara Falls man could be going to state prison for as long as 14 years after pleading guilty Monday in connection with a robbery spree in the Falls.

Niagara County Judge Matthew J. Murphy III scheduled sentencing Oct. 4 for Matthew W. Buck, 36, of Haeberle Avenue, who pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of attempted second-degree robbery to settle a stack of charges pertaining to five holdups that occurred between March 24 and May 11. In the meantime, Buck is being held without bail.

Buck admitted to having a gun when he robbed a Mobil gas station at 1038 Pine Ave. on April 23, and a Sunoco station at 502 Main St. on May 11. That was the second time he robbed the Sunoco station, Deputy District Attorney Doreen M. Hoffmann said.

Other holdups connected to Buck occurred at Mark’s Food Mart on 19th Street and City Market Liquors on Pine Avenue, Hoffmann said.

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