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Genesee County attacks at strip club and convenience store connected

BATAVIA – Genesee County Sheriff’s deputies said they are investigating related attacks occurring 10 minutes apart early Sunday morning in the parking lots of a strip club and a convenience store in the Town of Byron and the Village of Bergen.

In the first attack, which was reported at 1:42 a.m., deputies said Elliot P. Arnold, 29, was attacked by two men and left semiconscious and bleeding in the parking lot of Playmates on Byron Holley Road. Arnold was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital for treatment of injuries, including facial..

Ten minutes later, a man and woman were attacked, possibly by the same two men, at the 7-Eleven on Buffalo Road in Bergen, eight miles east of the first attack. Deputies reported that Natalie M. Matuszak, 18, was punched in the head and Zachary M. Bower, 19, was punched several times.

According to deputies, the suspects are known and the investigation is continuing.

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