FBI offering hefty reward for two men accused of bank robbery

Posted at 3:14 PM, Feb 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-21 15:14:04-05

Two men were indicted Tuesday for robbing an Evans Bank on January 8, 2016.

Acting U.S. Attorney James Kennedy, Jr. says Waqar Ghumman, 27, and Mohsin Zamir, 31, entered the bank at 2800 Niagara Falls Boulevard in Tonawanda around 5:45 p.m. Nicholas Graham drove the two men and acted as the lookout and getaway driver.

Ghumman and Zamir were masked during the robbery and wore dark tan jackets with hoods, dark colored baseball caps, dark colored masks and tan pants, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Adler.

Officials say the two men pointed BB guns that looked like real pistols at customers and employees. Assistant U.S. Attorney Adler says they yelled at everyone to "get down on the ground and no one gets hurt," "everyone wants to go home tonight," "hands where I can see them," and "don't look at me."

Law enforcement says they tracked Ghumman, Zamir and Graham back to the Scottish inn Motel on Niagara Falls Boulevard, where they found cash, clothing worn by the robbers, the BB guns, receipts for the purchase of the guns and several identification cards.

Officials say Graham was detained at the motel and will be sentenced on April 20.

The U.S. Attorney's Office says the other two men fled the motel and have still not been found.

The FBI is offering up to $30,000 for any information that will help them find and arrest Ghumman and Zamir.