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Man attempts 2 robberies within 5 minutes, Cheektowaga police say

A man tried robbing a bank and a cellphone store across the street from one other in Cheektowaga on Tuesday morning, according to Cheektowaga police.

The suspect attempted to rob the M&T Bank branch on Thruway Plaza Drive at 11:31 a.m. and the Boost Mobile at 1526 Walden Ave. at 11:36 a.m., police said.

The suspect, who is still being sought by police, displayed a handgun at the cellphone store, police said.

Police ask anyone who might have information about the crimes to call 686-3923.

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