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Cheektowaga bank robbery suspect arrested

A 44-year-old Broadway man was arrested by Cheektowaga police detectives Tuesday for the robbery at the M&T Bank branch at the Thruway Plaza just after 11 a.m. last Thursday.

Brian Wesolowski was charged with first-degree robbery and fourth-degree grand larceny when he was taken into custody Wednesday after an investigation headed by Detective Terrance Griffin.

Cheektowaga Town Justice Paul S. Piotrowski remanded Wesolowski to the Erie County Holding Center without bail pending further court proceedings.

Police said Wesolowski is accused of handing a teller a note stating that he had a gun and demanding all the money. Wesolowski did not display a gun but kept his hand behind his back and acted as if he were armed. Wesolowski was identified during the investigation and he made a statement to Detective Griffin, the officer said.