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A North Tonawanda man was arrested Friday afternoon in connection with the Monday robbery of a Lancaster branch of M&T Bank, 4747 Transit Road, and the July 16 robbery of the Citizens Bank branch on Elmwood Ave. in Buffalo, Lancaster police announced Sunday.

Robert D. Meredith, 36, was charged with two counts of first-degree robbery and one count of fourth-degree grand larceny, both felonies.

Meredith was held at the Erie County Holding Center, authorities said.

Tips from the public helped Lancaster detectives identify the suspect. Buffalo Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation also assisted in the arrest.

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