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>Boy's cell phone stolen in robbery

A boy in the Kensington-Bailey area was robbed of his cell phone Monday night by a person who may have had a gun.

The incident happened at 6 p.m. at Orleans Street and Fennimore Avenue, according to a Buffalo police report.

The robber ordered the victim not to look at him and held what the victim thought was a gun to his head, the report said.

The cell phone was taken from one of the victim's pockets.

The police report did not include the victim's exact age.

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>Burglary haul includes shotgun, ammunition

A shotgun, ammunition and other items were taken from a West Side home between Sunday afternoon and Monday morning, according to a Buffalo police report.

A West Avenue resident told police a 12-gauge shotgun, 25 shotgun shells and 200 rifle shells were among the items stolen from his home between 4 p.m. Sunday and 11 a.m. Monday, the report said.

The ammunition was stored in a safe, and thieves took the safe, according to the report.

The other items taken include an Xbox, an Apple iBook computer, another computer, five watches, a birth certificate and $425 in cash.

Thieves also damaged a bedroom door.

A window on the east side of the home was used to gain entry, but it was not clear from the report whether the window was locked.

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