ECSO looking for armed robbery suspect

ECSO looking for Newstead armed robber

TOWN OF NEWSTEAD, NY — The Erie County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help identifying an armed robbery suspect.

The Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call just after 6 p.m. Saturday for a report of a white male who entered the Subway restaurant at 13015 Main Road and displayed a handgun and a crowbar.  

The suspect is described as 40-50 years old, approximately 5’8” tall, with thinner hair with patches of dry, red skin on his forehead and along his hairline. The suspect was wearing eyeglasses under fake sunglasses and wearing a dirty gray hooded sweatshirt and tan bandana.  

The subject left with an unspecified amount of cash.  

He is believed to have entered a gold or tan full-size pickup truck (either a regular or extended cab) and headed west toward the Town of Clarence. 

Anyone who recognizes the suspect or has information about the incident, is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at (716) 858-2903 and refer to CL #17-093047.

Crime Stoppers is also offering up to $1,000 in reward money for information that leads to the suspect's arrest.  Call Crime Stoppers at (716) 867-6161.

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