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January 9, 2013

Cops follow bank robber leads

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Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal —

The Niagara County Sheriff's Office continues to followup leads in an attempt to capture a man who robbed the of Bank of America Branch at 2700 North Main St. in Newfane about 12:30 p.m. last Wednesday.

 A light-skinned black male entered the bank and demanded money from a teller. The man displayed no weapon and eluded a law enforcement dragnet.

The suspect was described at 5-foot-5 to 5-foot-8 inches tall and weighing between 170 to 180 pounds. He was wearing dark colored pants, a black leather jacket, a black beanie/skull cap and black sun glasses. 

Niagara County Sheriff’s Office patrol units, Niagara County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit and the New York State Police responded. The United States Border Patrol helicopter also assisted in checking the area from the air. 

"There are still leads being pursued," Investigator John Wick said.