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Buffalo police probe robbery, stabbing in University Heights

One person was robbed at gunpoint Friday in the city’s University Heights neighborhood, Buffalo police said.

The victim told police he was approached by two teenagers about 4:30 p.m. on Minnesota Avenue, according to police. One of the teens displayed a handgun and ordered the victim to drop his belongings.

The teen with the gun was described as a black male, about 16, 5-foot-10 and wearing an orange hoodie and blue jeans

His accomplice was described as a black male, 5-foot-10, about 17, 150 pounds and wearing a black hoodie and blue jeans After the accomplice retrieved the victim’s iPhone 5 and house keys, the bandits ran west on Minnesota.

On Thursday night, one person running near Lisbon Avenue and Eggert Road, also in University Heights, was approached by a male who asked for the time, then was stabbed in the left cheek with a pocket knife, police said. The victim was treated at Buffalo General Hospital.