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Two men approached their victim on a downtown street on Halloween night and asked him for change for a $20 bill.

As they were handed the change, one of the men then hit their victim in the face with a glass bottle, leaving a cut above his upper lip, according to police. As he lay on the street, the robbers then pummeled him with their fists, police said. The attack played out around 9 p.m. Thursday at Court and Pearl Streets, in the shadow of the Rath County Office Building and not far from police headquarters.

Witnesses saw the robbery and ran over to help the 35-year-old victim. He was treated at Buffalo General Medical Center and released.