NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WIVB) - Before a bank robber could flee, Niagara Falls Police arrived and took him into custody.
Authorities say officers were in the area when a man walked into the Bank of America branch on Military Road just before noon on Tuesday and handed the teller a note demanding cash. Police say the note stated the bank robber was armed with a gun, though no weapon was displayed.
The teller tripped the silent alarm as she gathered money and within minutes, officers arrived on scene and took 37-year-old Allen Strain of Buffalo into custody.
He was still in the bank when he was arrested, and police say Strain had no weapon. He has been charged with first degree attempted robbery.
Strain is being held in the Niagara Falls City Jail without bail. Though police are investigating the possibility Strain did not act alone in this crime, authorities say there are no other suspects at this time.
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