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Body of unidentified man scheduled for autopsy

An autopsy was scheduled over the weekend for an unidentified man whose body was found behind the Tops supermarket on South Park Avenue late Friday morning while extreme cold was gripping the region.

Authorities said that the man was spotted sitting behind the supermarket earlier in the morning by a passer-by who asked him if he was all right, and the man had responded that he was fine.

Sometime later, the same person saw the man slumped over in the same spot.

Police were summoned and found that the man had died.

Officials do not know the cause of death, but weather could have been a factor. Temperatures hovered just above zero much of Friday.

Officials in the medical examiner's office said the man appeared to have been between 20 and 35. His name had not yet been determined Saturday.


Deliveryman is attacked, robbed of food, cash

A pizza deliveryman told police that he was pistol-whipped and robbed by two youths early Saturday morning as he was bringing pizza and wings to a Parkside home.

The deliveryman said he was approached by two youths who appeared to be in their early teens near the intersection of Woodward Avenue and West Oakwood Place at about 2:20 a.m.

The youths demanded the victim hand over "everything" he had, he told police. As the victim started to comply, one of the teens hit him on the head with what the victim said appeared to be a BB gun.

The victim said he then struggled with one of the youths as the other went into the victim's car and stole a food warmer packed with pizza and wings and $30 in cash. The robbers then fled.

The victim suffered a cut to the top of his head.


Police arrest suspects in robbery at knifepoint

Police arrested two suspects Friday night who are accused of robbing a woman of her watch and glasses at knifepoint on Gibson Street.

The suspects, Andrew Jemison, 16, of Buffalo and Marcus T. Johnson-Pointer, 18, of the Town of Tonawanda, allegedly approached the victim and displayed a knife around 10 p.m.

Two officers tracked down the suspects minutes later. Johnson-Pointer allegedly was found with a small bag of cocaine. Officers also found the weapon they believe was used in the mugging. Jemison was found at an address on Sobieski Street.

The teens were charged with first-degree robbery, fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

The victim was not injured.

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