FBI, Sheriff’s Office, Lakewood-Busti Police Seek Man Suspected Of Armed Robbery

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LAKEWOOD – The FBI and Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office are assisting Lakewood-Busti Police in finding the man they believe robbed the Five Star Bank at 284 Fairmount Ave. Friday evening.

Image by Justin Gould/WNYNewsNow.

Investigators said the man entered the bank and performed a “takeover-style” robbery where employees were ordered at gunpoint into a room during the robbery.

Police said no one was hurt during the robbery.



Officials describe the man as a white male, 60-years-old, weighing around 250-275 pounds and standing six feet tall.

He should be considered armed and dangerous and could be driving a 1997 or 1998 Ford F-250 pickup truck.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 716-763-9563.



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