Man admits robbing two Buffalo banks

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – A Buffalo man now admits he robbed two M&T Bank branches last year.

On Wednesday, Michael Tynes pleaded guilty to a federal charge of bank robbery. The 54-year-old robbed two M&T Bank branches, both on Jefferson Avenue, one in August and the other in September.

In both robberies, Tynes handed the teller a note demanding cash and claiming he had a crew outside the bank waiting for him.

When he is sentenced in August, Tynes could face a maximum of 20 years behind bars. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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