Town of Tonawanda police say they’ve solved two recent robberies with the arrest of a 33-year-old town resident on Monday.
The first robbery occurred early Friday morning, at the Tim Horton’s on Military Road, where a man acting as if he had a gun in his pocket demanded money from the clerk. Two retired police officers were in the restaurant and got a good look at both the suspect and his fleeing vehicle.
Then early Monday morning, a man wearing what appeared to be a similar gray hooded sweatshirt held up the 7-11 store at Elmwood Avenue and Sheridan Drive. Responding officers found a person matching the description on a nearby side street.
With the help of the two retired officers and other evidence, Town of Tonawanda police charged Patrick R. Bugman with two counts each of robbery and menacing, according to police reports.