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Police investigating East Delavan attack charge suspect on West Side

A 23-year-old Buffalo man was arrested Monday night on the city's West Side by police investigating a robbery earlier this month in which the victim was pistol-whipped.

Victor Javier-Morales ran from an apartment on Whitney Place shortly after 9 p.m. when officers arrived to investigate an April 7 robbery that happened on East Delavan Avenue near Roebling Avenue, according to a police report.

Javier-Morales allegedly began to flee from police down the fire escape and at the same time threw a purse containing a loaded handgun onto the roof of a building on 10th Street, according to the police report.

He was arrested and charged with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and second-degree obstruction of governmental administration.

Police also charged him with being one of three attackers who punched and kicked the victim during the April 7 robbery in which earrings, a gold chain and a gold ring were taken. He was charged with first-degree robbery, second-degree assault, fourth-degree grand larceny and second-degree harassment. The other two attackers are still being sought by police.

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