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Street bandits take victim's ring and chain

An 18-year-old man was robbed of a gold chain and ring at gunpoint at Main Street and Depew Avenue, Buffalo police said.

The victim said he first noticed two males trying to rob another person at Main and East Amherst Street at about 4:15 p.m. Friday. The two then followed the victim, caught up with him 15 minutes later and pulled a gun on him.

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Loss placed at $6,000 in theft of cigarettes

Thieves stole cigarettes valued at $6,000 from a delivery truck on Grant Street at about 11 a.m. Saturday, police said.

The crime occurred in the 500 block of Grant, where two men broke into a Tripi Foods work truck and took three boxes of cigarettes, police said. Witnesses said the thieves got into an old Dodge van and fled south on Grant.

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