NEWFANE, NY -- The Niagara County Sheriff's Office is turning to the public to help identify a bank robbery suspect.
The robbery happened at the Bank of America branch on Main Street in Newfane just after 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Investigators say the suspect left on foot northeast towards a nearby church.
Sheriff's Office officials posted a description of the suspect on their Facebook page. The suspect is described as a black male, 30-35 years old, about 5'5" tall and wearing a black coat. The suspect also had white tape on his right eye.
Niagara County dispatcher told 2 On Your Side Newfane schools were in "lock out" mode while police searched for the suspect, which meant no one was allowed entry into the schools without proper authorization.
If you have any information on the suspect, you're asked to call the Niagara County Sheriff's Department at 438-3393.