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Two men captured after armed robbery

Two 20-year-old Buffalo men was taken into custody in a backyard on Mendola Avenue off Kensington Avenue about an hour or so after they allegedly staged an armed robbery in the 400 block of East Amherst Street Sunday. Anthony Lipscomb of Pine Ridge Road and Tajuddin Habeeb-Collins, of Monroe Street, were charged with first-degree robbery. They were accused of robbing a man of $250 cash at gunpoint on East Amherst and then driving off about 4 p.m. Sunday. Both remained in custody at the Erie County Holding Center Monday night.