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Would-be bank robber put on probation for five years

A Buffalo man – who fled a bank empty-handed last summer after a teller refused to go along with his note threatening to blow up the bank unless the teller gave him $6,000 – was sentenced Tuesday to five years’ probation.

State Supreme Court Justice Christopher J. Burns ordered the probation term for Raekwon Davis, 19, of Longnecker Street.

Davis had pleaded guilty as charged to attempted third-degree robbery in the July 10 attempted holdup at the Bank of America branch at 1171 E. Delavan Ave.

He was arrested about a block from the bank, prosecutors said. The teller identified him as the would-be robber and told police that he had worn a dreadlock wig during the holdup attempt.

Police found the wig in a garbage tote near the bank. No bomb was found.