BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Police in the City of Buffalo were busy with bank robberies on Monday afternoon.
Officers responded to two bank robberies in close proximity on Elmwood Avenue near West Utica before 3:30 p.m. A First Niagara Bank was the first target, and within ten minutes a suspect hit a Bank of America branch, but fled empty handed.
The suspect reportedly handed a note off to a teller demanding money, and did not brandish a weapon at either robbery.
Soon after, police say they arrested 42-year-old Robert Stanley was arrested on the 200 block of Richmond Avenue. Police say he faces charges of robbery and attempted robbery charges, along with larceny and criminal possession of a controlled substance.
Police credited detectives for a quick response that led to a successful tracking of the suspect.