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UB Police investigate reported assault

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University at Buffalo Police are investigating an overnight assault that occurred on the south campus.  In an alert issued to the campus community, UB Police stated the victim and two friends were playing Frisbee in the Main-Bailey parking lot in Buffalo at 1:35 a.m. Thursday.  

A suspect approached them asking if he could join the game. A short time later the suspect punched the victim in the face and left.  As he left, the suspect picked up one of the student's wallets off the ground, looked through it, then dropped it and fled.  The victim's glasses were damaged.

Police said they are searching for a suspect described as 'a dark-skinned black male in his early 20's, thin build, dressed in black sweatpants and a black hooded sweatshirt with unknown writing on the front.'

The investigation is ongoing and University Police are reviewing video recordings of the area.

University Police urge members of the community 'to be vigilant at all times' and report any unusual circumstances or suspicious persons and activities at 645-2222.

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