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NIAGARA FALLS – Niagara Falls police arrested two men accused of stealing scrap metal from a Fairfield Drive electrical shop on Wednesday.

Vincent J. Lewis, 30, of South Avenue and Timothy J. Ellison Jr., 29, of Garden Avenue, were stopped just before noon by police at Metalico Metals metal recycling, on Maple Avenue in Niagara Falls, with the reportedly stolen metal, valued at $500. Both men were charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, third-degree criminal trespassing and petit larceny.

The owner of MGM Electrical said the two men were seen leaving the scene with the scrap metal on the roof of a silver 2003 Mercury Sable and he called police after he located the suspected vehicle at Metallico. The suspects were found with the scrap metal on the roof and were trying to cash it in, according to police.