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Grand Island man jailed for stealing air conditioner

LOCKPORT – A Grand Island man, who stole an air conditioner from the Niagara Falls Walmart store April 12, was sentenced Tuesday to a year in Niagara County Jail by State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr.

Michael G. Kargatis Jr., 50, of Bedell Road, had pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of attempted third-degree robbery.

Kargatis allegedly shoved a shopping cart into the path of a pursuing employee as he fled the store. Kloch has ordered Kargatis never to enter that Walmart again.