TONAWANDA, NY (WKBW) - (Update) Police in the Town of Tonawanda are searching for a person of interest in the carjacking that happened at the Noco station at Sheridan Drive and Parker Boulevard in the Town of Tonawanda earlier this week.
Police now also believe that Gregory Allen Young may also be the same person responsible for the robbery of a Citizens Bank in Niagara Falls last week.
Young, 31, is described as a white male, 6'1" tall and weighing 200 pounds. There are currently warrants out for Young's arrest from the Erie County Sheriff's Department, and anyone who comes in to contact with the suspect is advised to contact police immediately as he is considered armed and dangerous.
Police are still looking for the vehicle stolen, which is described as a red 2008 Ford Focus, two-door with NY registration DLX - 3618.
Anyone who believes they may have located the vehicle is advised to avoid contact and call police immediately.
On Wednesday night, a woman was held at gunpoint as the suspect demanded her keys and cell phone, and then drove away with her car. All of this happening around 8:30p.m.
Thursday, it was business as usual at the gas station but those who live and work nearby are still shook up by the incident.
Greg Clark works at the business directly across the street from the gas station.
"I thought something just got snatch from a car, now you're telling me somebody with a gun. I would have never expected that around here," Clark said.
Ray Burgler has lived on Parker Boulevard just a few blocks away from Noco for more than 12 years. He said these types of crimes just don't happen in his neighborhood, until now.
"People are friendly help each other out, no problems, I've never seen any people around here."
People who work and live in the area say although they are shocked by the incident, they don't fear for their safety
"Parker is a main street around here so you get a lot of police and fireman so you feel safe," Burgler said.
And neighbors have one piece of advice.
"Always be aware of your surroundings, that's all I can say. Be careful of who is around you," Clark said.
The suspect is described as white male in his mid-twenties wearing camouflage shorts and a white t-shirt. The car is a red 2008 Ford Focus.
Police urge people that if they see the car, do not approach the suspect because he is armed and dangerous.
If you have any information call the Tonawanda Police Department at 716-879-6685.