Man accused of bank robberies in Amherst, Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Police in Buffalo captured a bank robbery suspect after a morning incident on the 200 block of Elmwood Ave.

Police say a KeyBank branch was robbed around 11:25 a.m.

The suspect gave the teller a note and demanded money, but no weapon was seen, police say.

Security officials chased after the alleged robber, and he was subsequently caught near the bank.

The same suspect was also accused of a robbery at an M&T Bank branch in Amherst on the same day. After that robbery, Windermere Boulevard School was briefly placed on lockout because the suspect headed in that direction.

Charges against the man are pending. 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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