A Town of Tonawanda bank was robbed at gunpoint Wednesday afternoon and police are investigating whether the armed theft is connected to a similar robbery Tuesday.
A man entered the Key Bank at 1930 Niagara Falls Blvd., just south of Greenhaven Terrace, about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, police said. The bandit displayed a gun and fled with an undetermined amount of cash, police said.
Police believe the incident may be related to a robbery Tuesday at the Bank of America branch at 1188 Niagara Falls Blvd.
In that incident, a man covering his face entered the bank about 2 p.m. and passed a note to the teller demanding cash, police said. The note threatened that he had a gun but none was displayed, police said.
The suspect in Tuesday’s robbery was described as a 25-year-old white male, between 5 feet 10 inches and 6 feet tall and weighing about 180 pounds.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Town of Tonawanda police confidential tip line at 879-6606.