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Man beaten and robbed in Grider Street neighborhood

A man was beaten and robbed in the street by as many as 15 males while in the city’s Grider Street neighborhood, Buffalo police reported Sunday morning.

The incident happened in the 500 block of Cornwall Avenue, although police reports did not give the exact time.

The victim, Rafael Sosa of Olympic Avenue, no age available, was punched and kicked numerous times in the head, face and body by the group of assailants. His attackers also stole $128 from his wallet.

The victim struck one of the males with a crowbar, according to police reports.

Sosa was taken by ambulance to Erie County Medical Center, where he was treated and discharged, a hospital official said Sunday.

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