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Depew woman beaten and robbed on Buffalo bike path

A Depew woman was beaten and robbed Saturday morning on a West Side bike path.

The woman told police that about 7:30 a.m., a teenager dragged her onto the bike path at Forest and Niagara streets, then punched and kicked her in the face and body.

Her attacker, who took her purse, which contained a cellphone and $80, threatened to kill her and reached into his waistband but did not display a handgun, according to police. The victim was treated in Erie County Medical Center.

The attacker was described as a slim, light-skinned black male with short hair, about 14 or 15, 5 feet, 9 inches tall, wearing a red shirt, blue track pants and riding a bicycle.