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LOCKPORT – Tyrell J. Jordan, a Niagara Falls man whose attorney called him “a young man who is desperate to obtain property to sell for drugs,” was sentenced Thursday to seven years in prison and five years of post-release supervision for a burglary and a strongarm robbery.

“You deserve to be punished. The public deserves to be protected,” Niagara County Judge Matthew J. Murphy III told Jordan, 21, of 18th Street.

He had pleaded guilty to attempted second-degree burglary for an Oct. 23, 2012, break-in at a home on Seneca Avenue in the Falls, and to third-degree robbery for the theft of $286 from a man with whom he was allegedly trying to make a drug deal June 20 in a car on Cleveland Avenue.

In the burglary, defense attorney James J. Faso Jr. said, Jordan “was caught red-handed” trying to steal a TV and an Xbox unit.

“I was born to lose,” Jordan said. “It’s like my era’s kids are all strung out on drugs.”