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Police are on the lookout for a man believed to have robbed two banks - one in the Town of Tonawanda and the other in Depew - on separate occasions.
The bank robber is described as "a white male with a darker complexion," who is about 5-feet-9 to 6 feet tall, of medium build, wearing a NASCAR cap and a fake beard and mustache. He was seen carrying a black laptop bag with a shoulder strap and is believed to be driving a tan or gold Oldsmobile Alero, police said in a statement.
The first robbery took place at about 4:40 p.m. Aug. 31. The robber entered the KeyBank branch at 2344 Niagara Falls Blvd. in the Town of Tonawanda and handed a note to a teller indicating he had a firearm and would shoot employees if his demands for cash were not met.
Then, at about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, the same man is believed to have entered the Bank of America branch at 6041 Transit Road in Depew. Again, he handed a note making similar demands.
The robber never displayed a weapon during either heist. On both occasions, the robber was given an undisclosed amount of cash.
Anyone with information about either crime is asked to call the Town of Tonawanda police confidential tip line at 879-6606.

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