Grand Island robbery suspect arrested

GRAND ISLAND, N.Y. (WIVB) — Police in Grand Island have arrested a robbery suspect.

Investigators say a man entered a Mobile Station at 1387 Love Road on Grand Island around 10 p.m. Friday. The suspect allegedly displayed a black handgun and demanded cash.

According to authorities, the suspect took an unknown amount of money from the clerk and fled on foot toward South State Parkway.

Following the robbery, the Erie County Sheriff’s office searched the Buffalo home of Michael Church, 39, on Military Rd.

After they say they found evidence connecting Church to the robbery, they arrested him at a family member’s home this past Friday.

Church was charged with Menacing, Petit Larceny and First-Degree Robbery.

He was taken to the Erie County Holding Center on $50,000 bail.

The Sheriff’s office says Church is suspected in other local armed robberies. 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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