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Niagara Falls burglar returns for encore after first theft goes unreported

A Niagara Falls man who uses his garage and a vacant apartment to store commercial restaurant equipment told city police that someone broke into the properties on back-to-back nights this week to steal property.

The intruder tried to pry open a garage door Wednesday night, according to reports, but in the process ended up tearing off the door handle, causing about $300 in damage. He then entered and stole a commercial hot dog roller and warmer unit valued at $500.

The victim did not report the theft immediately and the next night the burglar returned, prying open the apartment door and removing a commercial pizza warmer valued at $600. The victim told police that he suspects a neighbor of committing the break-ins.

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