• Erie Co. Blotter.

Grand Island - Early Afternoon Bank Robbery.

Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports the Sheriff’s Office responded to a robbery in progress at the Northwest Savings Bank on 2300 Grand Island Boulevard in Grand Island at 1:17 P.M.

A slender white male who was wearing jeans, a camouflage baseball cap, glasses, gloves, along with a black wig and brown mustache wig entered the bank. He approached a teller displayed a handgun and demanded money. He then left the bank with an indeterminate amount of money.

The Sheriff’s Office has multiple units in the area include two K9 units certified in tracking. The Sheriff’s Office is being assisted by a U.S. Border Patrol helicopter, New York State Police, and a Niagara County Sheriff’s K9 unit.

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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