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NEWFANE – A Bank of America branch at 2700 Main St. was robbed at midmorning Wednesday, prompting Niagara County Sheriff’s officials to put nearby schools on lockdown as a precaution, authorities said.

The robber was described as a light-skinned black male in his early 30s, wearing a black leather jacket, a black beanie-style hat, and glasses with tape over his eye and nose.

Sheriff’s officials said on their Facebook page that the lockdown of Newfane schools was a precaution and that there were no threats against the schools. Sheriff’s cars were patrolling near the schools.