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Police arrest one of gang that beat, robbed teen

An 18-year-old Hubbell Avenue man allegedly linked to a South Buffalo street gang was arrested at the South District police station late Thursday night for his alleged role in a daytime mugging and robbery of a teen last week.

Based on surveillance camera shots of the incident, Ismat Hassan was charged with being one of about a dozen gang members who accosted, beat and robbed a 15-year-old boy who was waiting for a city bus in the 400 block of South Park Avenue about 3:20 p.m. Oct. 22. Hassan was charged with felony counts of second-degree robbery and second-degree gang assault.

Police said the victim, who suffered injuries to his head and upper and lower body, was robbed of $20 and his cellphone.