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Fillmore Avenue liquor store robber gets away with $2,500

A man wielding a gun walked away with $2,500 in cash, including money from a lotto machine, when he held up a Fillmore Avenue liquor store Friday, Buffalo Police reported.

The thief displayed a handgun, jumped the store counter and emptied the cash register, a police report said.

He also stole the store clerk's watch and hat and, before leaving, took cash out of the lotto machine.

All in all, the robber walked away with about $2,500, police said.

Officers said the thief's identity is unknown but indicated video evidence may help in their investigation.

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