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Auburn man threw log into window to commit burglary

In October, an Auburn man threw a log through a window to gain access to a home to commit burglary.

Upon forcing his entrance into the Throop home on Turnpike Road, Edwin Roberts, 37, stole a safe with money in it.

Roberts, of 174 Genesee St., Apt. A, was arrested about a week after his Oct. 11 crime following a Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office investigation. In Cayuga County Criminal Court Tuesday, Roberts pleaded guilty to third-degree burglary, a class D felony.

“I entered the building with the intention to steal,” Roberts said. He confirmed to Cayuga County District Attorney Jon Budelmann that he threw a log through the window to get in the home and knew there was money in the safe he took.

In exchange for his plea, Judge Mark Fandrich said he will likely sentence Roberts to an indeterminate sentence of two to six years in prison with a shock camp order — a program involving intense structure, work therapy, counseling and other services. He will also have to pay at least $1,000 in restitution. An order of protection was put in place for the victim.

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