Deputies: Man caught trying to steal metal pipes

ELMA, N.Y. (WIVB) – Deputies say they caught a man red-handed as he attempted to steal metal pipes from a construction company in Elma.

The sheriff’s office was called to Greenauer Development on Transit Road on reports of a man stealing materials. When deputies arrived, they say they found John Andrisani with 15 metal pipes still in the bed of his truck.

While interviewing him, deputies say the 36-year-old Cheektowaga man admitted stealing other material the previous night and selling it to an area scrapyard.

All told, the materials are worth around $18,000. Most of the evidence was returned to Greenauer Development.

Andrisani is charged with attempted grand larceny and trespassing. He is due back in Elma Town Court at a later date. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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