A Buffalo man under suspicion in a number of recent bank robberies was arrested Tuesday morning by an Amherst detective who chased him down following a stickup at the M&T Bank branch at the Boulevard Mall.
Amherst Police Detective Robert Cunningham was staking out the bank based on information gathered by area law enforcement agencies when he saw a taxi cab drop off the suspect, identified as Kenneth Dykes, 49, outside the bank, according to Amherst Police Lt. Detective Richard S. Walter.
Cunningham quickly called for backup.
When Dykes came out of the bank – apparently after holding it up – Cunningham chased him through the parking lot and took him into custody. Police recovered cash he had allegedly just stolen.