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Cuts to wires in Verizon transmission box cause $20,000 in damage

NIAGARA FALLS – Someone pried open a pedestal box, near the railroad tracks, in the 2900 block of Ninth Street and cut hundreds of cables, a Verizon representative reported to Niagara Falls police on Monday. Damages were reported at approximately $20,000,

Wire cutters were found near the railroad tracks, according to police.

The box was damaged sometime between 6 p.m. Sunday when construction workers left the site and when the workers returned at 8 a.m.