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Lockport man charged with two bank robberies

A Lockport man faces charges that he robbed two banks, one in Rochester, the other in Brockport.

Investigators say David E. Foltz, 34, also is tied to bank robberies in Brooklyn and Erie, Pa.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles E. Moynihan said Foltz entered the Canandaigua National Bank and Trust in Rochester last August and, posing as a customer, asked to open an account. He said Foltz, at one point, lifted up his shirt, revealing a black box with green buttons and black wires and a black handgun, and left with money collected from the tellers.

Investigators say Foltz also robbed the Chase Bank branch in Brockport in November of last year. They say he was again posing as a customer when a bank employee noticed what appeared to be a gun and activated an alarm. They say Foltz left the bank without any money.

His arrest is the result of an investigation by the FBI’s Rochester Area Major Crimes Task Force, State Police, Rochester Police, Brockport Police, New York City Police, Erie Police and Lockport Police.