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A man was robbed at knifepoint in front of the Dunkin' Donuts on Genesee Street in Auburn early Monday morning, the Auburn Police Department said. 

Police said a witness saw three males approach another male who was in his 30s as he was walking down the street at around 4 a.m. One of the robbers had a knife and struck the victim in the head with a closed fist. While the victim was on the ground, the assailants reached into his pockets and took some of his possessions. Police said they do not know what was stolen from the victim, as he does not wish to speak with police. 

The witness said the assailants were two black men and a white man. The witness described the white man as being in his 40s, wearing a grey Syracuse sweatshirt with blue and orange lettering and blue jeans. One of the black men was skinny, about 120 pounds, and 5 feet, 5 inches tall. The witness did not provide a description of this man's clothing. The other black man was also described as skinny, about 5 feet, 10 inches tall, wearing glasses, a grey and black winter hat and tan pants. No indication was given as to this man's age. 

The victim was taken to Auburn Community Hospital where he was treated for injuries related to the robbery. 

Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or has more information is asked to contact the department at (315) 253-3235. 

Staff writer Natalie Brophy can be reached at (315)282-2239 or Follow her on Twitter @brophy_natalie. 


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