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Armed robber on the loose in Grand Island

Posted: 4:16 PM, Jun 27, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-27 20:16:43Z
Armed robber on the loose in Grand Island

Erie County Sheriff's deputies are looking for a man suspected of robbing the Northwest Savings Bank on Grand Island Boulevard Wednesday afternoon.

The Sheriff's Office responded to a robbery in progress cal just after 1:15 p.m.

Deputies say a a slender white male in jeans, a camouflage baseball cap and glasses, along with a black wig and brown mustache entered the bank. According to deputies, the man approached a teller, displayed a handgun and demanded money, before leaving the bank.

The Sheriff's Office is actively tracking the suspect with multiple units, including K9 officers and a U.S. Border Patrol helicopter.

The subject is considered armed, and the public should not approach the individual.  There is a large police presence in the area, and people are urged to avoid the area.

Anyone with information or who may have observed the suspect is urged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 716.858.2903 and refer to CL# 18-050842.

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