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Niagara bank robber given chance at drug treatment

A second-time felon who robbed a bank in the Town of Niagara pleaded guilty Monday and was given a chance to seek court-supervised drug treatment.

Joseph D. Light, 28, of Lockport Road, Town of Niagara, was assigned to the judicial diversion program by State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr. Light pleaded guilty to third-degree grand larceny for stealing more than $3,000.

If Light succeeds in drug treatment, the charge will be reduced to a misdemeanor with a non-jail sentence. If he fails in the program, he risks up to seven years in prison. Light served four years behind bars for a 2012 Niagara County burglary.

The robbery occurred Nov. 16 at the Northwest Bank branch on Military Road.

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