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NIAGARA FALLS – A Falls man told police Tuesday that someone took over $8,700 worth of copper wire and metal from his storage warehouse and he found the property was taken to Metalico Metal where it was sold for scrap for $1,624.

The victim said someone forced their way into the warehouse at 169 Fairfield Avenue, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tuesday, damaging a steel door as they pried it open, causing $500 in damage.

Reported stolen were transformer connector plates and transformer bus connectors and an unknown amount of generator cord.