NIAGARA FALLS – Residents of a home in the 1500 block of North Avenue told police that at some point after 9 p.m. Tuesday someone entered the fenced yard at the rear of their residence, broke a lock on a freezer and took an unknown amount of food.

Two beer cans were found on the ground, according to city police.

The burglars also broke a window in the garage where they disabled the light on the garage door opener, stole a garden trimmer and various other tools. A stereo system and personal items were taken from a car.

Total loss and damage listed at more than $1,100.

The next morning, police found a snow-covered plastic chair that may have been used to climb over a fence by the fleeing burglars .