Suspect arrested following Cheektowaga bank robbery

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WIVB) – A female suspect was taken into custody following a Friday afternoon robbery at Bank of America on Harlem Road.

According to Cheektowaga Police, a female walked into the bank at about 2:19 p.m. and handed the teller a note demanding money. The teller complied and gave the suspect cash.

The suspect fled the area on foot and was described by the bank teller as a heavy-set black female with pink fingernails, wearing a burqa.

Police searched the area and located the suspect at the Community Charter School at 404 Edison St., Buffalo.

She was taken into custody, where a positive ID and an arrest was made. A follow-up investigation is continuing.

The charter school was searched and cleared by Erie County Sheriff’s Air 1, Buffalo K9, and Cheektowaga and Buffalo Police Officers. 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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