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Suspect in deadly robbery being sought in WNY

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Posted at 12:03 PM, Mar 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-21 12:03:49-04

The FBI is looking for the man responsible for a deadly credit union robbery outside of Rochester and authorities believe he is living in or around Buffalo.

Billboards will be going up in the Niagara and Buffalo areas to find the man who robbed the Xerox Federal Credit Union in Webster on August 12, 2003. During the robbery, he shot two people, one of whom died.

The man entered the bank, told one of the employees he was with the FBI and was “staging a robbery.” After asking about the bank’s security and alarms, he pulled out two guns and demanded the employee get him money.

During the robbery, the man shot two people while demanding they obey him. Xerox employee Raymond Batzel, 51, was killed. The other person shot survived.

The man is described as black, between 20- to 30-years-old, 5’8” to 6’ tall and between 190-210 pounds. He has a medium build.

A $50,000 reward is being offered for information leading to his arrest and conviction. Xerox Financial Credit Union, now Xceed Financial Credit Union, is offering an additional $5,000 reward. Xerox itself is offering a separate reward of $5,000.

That's a total of $60,000 in reward money.

Call 585-428-6666 if you have any information.