Two heavily armed gunmen wearing paintball masks robbed a Town of Tonawanda bank just before noon Saturday.

The two men robbed the Evans Bank branch at 2800 Niagara Falls Blvd., near Creekside Drive, at about 11:55 a.m. Saturday, police said.

After one displayed what appeared to be an automatic handgun and the other an assault rifle, the two were handed an un- determined amount of cash. They stuffed the money in a backpack and ran out of the bank.

The men were described as white men with darker complexions, medium builds and from 5 feet, 10 inches to 6 feet tall.

Both were wearing dark clothing, gloves and paintball masks, police said.

Witnesses reported that both gunmen had foreign accents and may have been of Middle Eastern descent, police added.

During the robbery, a customer driving a tan Pontiac Aztec pulled into the drive-thru and observed what was happening through the teller window.

Investigators tracked down and interviewed that witness later in the day, a detective said Saturday night.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact the Town of Tonawanda Police Department through its confidential tip line at 879-6606 or by emailing Detective Timothy Connolly at