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Island resident pleads guilty to burglary

September 18, 2009, 8:02 AM /

LOCKPORT—A Grand Island man, one of three residents of that town charged in a string of house burglaries in Niagara County, pleaded guilty Thursday before Niagara County Judge Matthew J. Murphy III.

Samar Abdellatif, 21, of East River Road, admitted to one count of third-degree burglary to settle the case. He could be sentenced to as long as seven years in prison when he returns to court Dec. 3. He also must pay $1,631 in restitution, which is one-third of the total loss for the property owners.

Abdellatif specifically admitted to taking part in a Feb. 17 break-in on Lower Mountain Road in Cambria. Other burglaries attributed to the three occurred Feb. 10 on Subbera Road in Cambria and Feb. 25 on Daniels Road in Wilson.

Co-defendant Erick Robinson, 23, of Ransom Road, pleaded guilty Aug. 31 to third-degree burglary and is to be sentenced Nov. 18. The third defendant has yet to be arrested, Assistant District Attorney Claudette S. Caldwell said.

Abdellatif has pleaded guilty to two burglaries in Erie County and is to be sentenced Nov. 24 in State Supreme Court in Buffalo, the Erie County district attorney’s office said.