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NIAGARA FALLS - Police said a thief who broke into a LaSalle man’s work van overnight Friday activated a garage door opener to make off with $6,000 in property.

Police said the door locks of the van, parked on 75th Street, were “popped” between 11 p.m. Friday and 7:30 a.m. Saturday. Among items stolen were hand and and power tools, saws, a snowblower, lawnmower, power washer and chain-saw.