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LOCKPORT – A man who was placed on probation five years ago for the theft of a safe from a Niagara Falls home was sentenced Thursday to five days in jail to settle a charge of violating his probation.

State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr. imposed the sentence on Joseph A. Tierney, 25, of the Falls, who admitted in September that he had failed to complete his time in the county work program. Kloch said he had grown tired of Tierney’s frequent requests to postpone the sentencing.

Tierney was placed on probation in the first place because he had helped prosecutors. He was a victim of an armed robbery that occurred when he was working as a food delivery man, and his testimony helped convict one of the robbers.