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Suspect sought in attempted bank robbery in Amherst

Amherst police want the public’s help identifying a man who tried to rob a Main Street bank.

The suspect, who also stole from a bank customer, is described as a black man in his 30s, 5-feet, 11-inches and weighing 170 pounds. He was wearing all black and fled the scene in a taxi.

Anyone with information should call Amherst detectives at 689-1341, email tips@apdny.org or text 526-TIPS, referencing CNO 15-574010.

Details were not released on exactly where and when the incident took place.