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Answering an ad leads to gunpoint robbery

A Buffalo man who answered an ad on his telephone was directed to a Richmond Avenue address where he was robbed of unspecified items at gunpoint, Central District police reported Monday.

The man, who lives in the Lincoln Parkway-Nottingham Terrace area, told police that he was directed to the Richmond Avenue address, between West Ferry and West Utica streets, where he was met in the alley by a man wearing a gray hoodie. The thief displayed the handgun and demanded the victim’s belongings.

The robber fled on a silver, white or gray bicycle, police reported.