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Threatening note used in Elmwood Avenue bank holdup

A Bird Avenue woman was charged with first-degree robbery and grand larceny after holding up the Citizens Bank on Elmwood Avenue about 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Buffalo Police reported.

Vanessa Vanevery, 24, is accused of entering the bank at 1893 Elmwood Ave. and presenting a threatening note: “Give me all your 50’s and 100’s or we will blow up the bank.” The suspect fled with an undetermined sum of cash, which was not recovered, police said.

She was arrested less than three hours after the holdup by Northwest District police on Hertel Avenue, according to police.