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NIAGARA FALLS – A Niagara Falls man was charged Wednesday in the theft of an estimated $3,000 in metal parts from a Highland Avenue automotive garage.

Romond M. Lamar, 29, of Cleveland Avenue, was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny and third-degree criminal trespassing.

The owner of an automotive garage in the 3200 block of Highland Avenue told police that someone had been taking car parts from a fenced-in area, including multiple car doors and a rear tailgate, during the past two months.

Police used video surveillance and contacted a metal scrap yard in their investigation, and said some of the parts were recovered.