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Gunman holds up Amherst bank

An armed robber held up the Citizens Bank at 2797 Niagara Falls Blvd. in Amherst Friday morning, police reported.

Police said the robber, possibly about 60 years old, walked into the bank at about 9:45 a.m. and displayed a small handgun to a teller while demanding money. The man then left by the front door and fled on foot northbound with an undetermined amount of cash.

The robber was described as an older, dark-skinned black male, wearing a brown hooded sweatshirt, baseball cap and black sunglasses. He was about 6 feet, 5 inches tall with a thin build.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Amherst Police at 689-1339.