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Police investigate armed robbery outside of a downtown Buffalo pub [Video]

Victims were young men from Ireland who had just arrived for the summer.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — It was a rude introduction to Buffalo for two young Irish men who came here to work and ended up getting robbed at gunpoint outside a downtown bar over the weekend.

It’s unfortunate according to Conor Hawkins, co-owner of the Banshee Irish Pub, who says he’s hoping the community will rally behind his two tavern workers, who he says are not used to even hearing about armed robberies where they’re from.

At around 4:45 a.m. Sunday the two emerged from the pub, and footage from a security camera outside The Banshee shows a man approaching the two victims and displaying what appears to be a gun.

According to Hawkins, the two told police the robber demanded money, but the victims had none. So the perpetrator took a new iPhone belonging to victims instead.

The two young men are here on visas to study and work …

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