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Buffalo police said a Massachusetts Avenue man who robbed and beat his victim early Monday was arrested in an abandoned home near the scene of the attack.

Luis A. Vazquez, 26, who initially gave police a false name, was charged with robbery, assault, harassment and false personation, police said.

The victim, a Grant Street resident, was at Parkdale and Auburn avenues about 4:15 a.m. when Vazquez asked to use his cellphone, police said. Vazquez fled, dropping the cellphone and wallet while enroute to an abandoned house on Parkdale Ave., where he had been staying, police added.