Cellphone video, anonymous tip, lead to arrest of Cheektowaga robbery suspect

A cellphone video of a Cheektowaga convenience store robbery, followed by an anonymous tip about the suspect’s identity, resulted in an arrest, town police reported Friday.

The robbery occurred May 20, when a man with a bandana covering his face and a baseball bat in his hand demanded money from a cashier at the 7-Eleven store at 1650 Kensington Ave. He fled with approximately $400 and ran to a getaway car parked several streets away, police said.

The robbery was recorded by a customer in the store, police said. On June 4, police released the video to local television stations for broadcast.

More recently, someone used the department’s anonymous tip service, Tip411, to contact police about the robber’s identity.

Read the rest of the story from The Buffalo News.

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