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LOCKPORT – Lengths of copper pipe were stolen from the basement and a 40-inch televison was taken from a deceased man’s house in the 6700 block of Rapids Road.

A 63-year-old man told Niagara County sheriff’s deputies on Tuesday that he went to check on the house and found a window broken.

Inside with deputies the man found that a television was stolen from the living room and the copper pipe was stolen from the basement, leaving water dripping onto the basement floor. A building across the street and owned by the family was also burglarized and several small piles of copper pipe were found near the door which had been forced open.