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Elmwood Avenue man charged with robbing bank next-door

A 59-year-old Buffalo man has been charged with robbing an Elmwood Avenue bank located next to the apartment building where he lives, according to a police report.

Harry Charnock was arrested at his apartment building just after 5 p.m. Sunday, a day after police say he robbed the Bank of America at 495 Elmwood, according to the report.

The robbery happened at about 10:15 a.m. Saturday. The robber handed an envelope to a teller and demanded money. He also told the teller that if he called a security guard over he would shoot the guard, according to a police report.

The robber also threatened to shoot the teller, the report said.

Charnock was charged with first-degree robbery, fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and second-degree obstruction of governmental administration, according to court documents.

Charnock allegedly gave police a fake name when they arrived at his building to arrest him, according to the documents. Police did not recover a weapon at the time he was arrested.

Police searching for man who robbed Elmwood Avenue bank

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