Man sentenced for robbing three Buffalo banks

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – A 21-year-old man will spend the next seven years and eight months behind bars for robbing three Buffalo banks.

Donovan Devost was convicted of robbing the First Niagara Bank on Elmwood Avenue in April 31, 2013, the First Niagara Bank on Main Street in June 19, 2013, and two days later, the KeyBank on Delaware Avenue. In all instances, Devost passed a note to the teller demanding money and indicating he had a gun.

Devost was sentenced Monday to seven years and eight months in prison. 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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