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LOCKPORT – A North Tonawanda man, already on probation for a burglary in Amherst, was placed on five years’ probation Wednesday by Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon Farkas for the theft of copper from a vacant store in Lockport.

Thomas G. Seeger III, 34, of Klaum Avenue, had pleaded guilty to attempted third-degree burglary for the Sept. 22, 2011, theft of an electrical box containing copper plates from a store in the Office Max Plaza on South Transit Road. He also attempted to cut out copper pipes there.

Seeger was ordered to pay $2,500 restitution to Gator Management, owners of the plaza.