Police: Man who robbed bank then fled charged by feds

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A bank robbery brought a number of law enforcement and civilians together in an attempt to bring a suspect to justice.

Police say Isaiah J. Brown, 27, walked into a First Niagara Bank branch on Delaware Avenue in Kenmore. Brown reportedly walked in with a curly brown wig, a black zip-up hoodie and sunglasses, asked the teller for change for a dollar bill, and when she handed him four quarters, he handed the teller a note.

The note reportedly read, “This is a robbery. Give me all your $20, $50, $100 I do have a gun!!”

When the teller turned over money to the man, police say he left and got into a Liberty Cab. Witnesses in the bank told police responding to the scene Brown left in the cab.

Police finally captured Brown in West Seneca with the help of the cab company, which used GPS to track the location of the cab.

After a confrontation caught on camera in West Seneca, police detained the man and a woman from the cab.

Now Brown is facing federal charges of bank robbery, a crime which if he is convicted of, would leave him behind bars for up to 20 years and on the hook for a fine of up to $250,000.

Police say they found evidence in the cab of the robbery, including the wig and money.

Brown will return to court on July 16.


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