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Buffalo man pleads guilty to bank robbery

A Buffalo man faces up to seven years in prison following his guilty plea on a bank robbery charge Thursday in Erie County Court.

Harry Charnock, 60, pleaded guilty to robbery in the Third Degree before before Erie County Court Judge James Bargnesi.

According to prosecutors, about 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 23,  Charnock robbed the Bank of America at 495 Elmwood Ave.

Police were led to Charnock after he was identified through a still photograph taken from bank surveillance video that disseminated through local media outlets.

Charnock is scheduled to be sentenced by Bargnesi on Nov. 29.

District Attorney James Flynn credited the investigative work of Buffalo Police Officers Joelle Bence, Edwin Torres and Melissa Brinson for leading to Charnock's arrest.

Assistant District Attorney John P. Gerken, Jr. of the DA’s Felony Trials Bureau prosecuted the case.

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