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Fake police commit a robbery

NIAGARA FALLS – A man who was awakened early Sunday by someone pounding on his door and yelling “”police!’’ was robbed by two men after he answered the door, the real police reported.

The 55-year-old victim told police he had been sleeping on the couch of his Tronolone Place home around 12:30 a.m. when he was awakened by the pounding. When he opened the door, two men pushed past, one shoving him into a spare bedroom before punching him twice in the face. The other man then went into the area where the victim had been sleeping and picked up his wallet, containing $20 and other personal effects. Both men fled on foot.