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Man robbed of cellphone on near East Side

A group of about four people robbed a man of his cellphone early Saturday on the near East Side, Buffalo police reported.

The victim told Central District officers he was at Michigan Avenue and William Street at 1 a.m. when he was approached by a group of about four individuals who punched and choked him. The victim’s cellphone, a Samsung Galaxy S worth $600, was taken from his pocket, according to a report.

The victim’s headphones and a bluetooth device were also taken, police said.