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A pair of copper thefts – including one at an East Side Buddhist temple – are being investigated by Buffalo Police.

A representative for the temple at 188 Ludington St. told police that sometime between 4 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. Friday intruders cut the lock of the gate on the property and caused additional damage attempting to enter the building.

Stripped from the outside of the building were copper pipes, tubes and an electrical panel, police said.

Ferry-Fillmore District Police were investigating.

Thieves broke a basement window to enter a building on Lyth Avenue between midnight Wednesday and 3 p.m. Thursday. The burglars made off with copper piping. The incident resulted in “extensive water damage,” according to police reports.

Northwest District Police were investigating the report.