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Lockport man charged with trying to rob Tonawanda credit union

A Lockport man was arrested Monday at his home after an attempted robbery of a City of Tonawanda credit union, police said.

City of Tonawanda police said a man walked into the Tonawanda Community Credit Union, 315 Delaware St., at about 10:28 a.m. and handed the teller a note.

The man, who did not display a weapon, got impatient with the teller and walked out of the building before obtaining any money, got into a green SUV and drove away, according to police.

Officers David Kraft and Thomas Harmon were able to obtain information at the scene related to an address on Cave Street in Lockport, police said.

Lockport police then went to the Cave Street address and saw the green SUV that was seen outside the credit union. Police formed a perimeter around the home and tried contacting the suspect for about 20 minutes.

That was when the man walked out of the rear of his home with his hands up, according to police.

The man was identified as Ian R. Powers, 31. Lockport police turned him over to City of Tonawanda police, who were able to locate the note used as well as clothing worn during the attempted robbery, police said.

Power was arraigned by Tonawanda City Court Judge Mark Saltarelli, who set bail at $25,000. Powers is due in court Wednesday afternoon.

City of Tonawanda police credited Lockport authorities for their rapid response to the Cave Street address.

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