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The hunt continued early this evening for a white female who robbed the First Niagara Bank branch at 4939 Lake Shore Road in Hamburg at about 4:09 p.m. today.

The Erie County Sheriff’s Air One helicopter and FBI agents are assisting town police in the investigation.

The bank robber is described as being in her 20s, about five feet, six inches tall and weighing about 160 pounds. She was wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and her face was covered by a gray ski mask. She also was wearing a beige cape with a small visor and was carrying a tan or beige colored bag.

She did not display any weapons.

The robber ran from the bank with an undetermined amount of cash and was last seen running east toward Route 5. The town’s Code Red community activation system was utilized to alert residents and businesses in the area.

Anyone with information if asked to contact the Town of Hamburg Police at 649-3800, Ext. 0