Amherst bank robbery suspect arrested

AMHERST, N.Y. (WIVB) — A bank robbery on Sheridan Drive in Amherst led to an arrest one day later.

The robbery occurred around 3 p.m. Monday when Mark Evans, 31, allegedly entered a First Niagara Bank, gave a teller a note, and left with an unclear amount of cash before exiting the bank.

Evans, an Amherst resident was charged with robbery, grand larceny and possession of a controlled substance.

He was committed to the Erie County Holding Center on $5,000 bail. 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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