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Gun-toting robbers made off with more than $1,000 in cash and merchandise after threatening a group of people playing late-night basketball in Shoshone Park just after midnight Tuesday, police said.

Two men and one woman entered the park, located off Hertel Avenue in North Buffalo, and approached a group of eight players at the basketball courts, police reported. Two brandished firearms – a silver revolver and a black automatic Glock – and three threatened to kill the players unless they complied with the demands, said police, citing the victim who first called them to the scene.

The three took $500 in cash and a gold watch valued at $800, police said.

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