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FBI: $5,000 Reward Offer for Bank Robbers

FBI: $5,000 Reward Offer for Bank Robbers

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- James H. Robertson, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Buffalo Field Office, announces a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of two individuals wanted for committing a violent bank robbery in North Carolina.  Philip Purdue and Gregory Young are wanted on State of North Carolina arrest warrants issued on 11/24/2010 and 11/23/2010, respectively.  The warrants allege that Purdue and Young conspired to and committed felonious bank robbery with a dangerous weapon at a Fidelity Bank in Kings Mountain, North Carolina, on 11/22/2010. The FBI’s Safe Streets Task Force in Buffalo has not eliminated the possibility that Purdue is also responsible for multiple bank robberies in Buffalo and Jamestown, New York.

The two fugitives are described as follows:

- Gregory Young (date of birth 11/27/1991) height 5’8” weight 200lbs

- Philip Purdue (date of birth 08/19/1978) height 6’2” weight 160lbs

Crime Stoppers: Police Search For Probation Violator

Crime Stoppers: Police Search For Probation Violator

BUFFALO, NY – Crime Stoppers needs your help in locating a man wanted for violating probation.

Adolphus Nelson, 35, is wanted by the Erie County Sheriff’s Office for violating the terms of his probation and is offering a $1,000 reward for his arrest. 

Nelson is a black male, 6’2” tall and weighs about 175 lbs and has a history of violence.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at: 716-867-6161. 

UPDATE: Robbery Suspect in Custody

From the Buffalo Police Depatrment:

BANK ROBBERY SUSPECT ARRESTED

Buffalo police have arrested 43-year-old Joseph Licata of Buffalo in connection with at least two recent bank robberies. Licata is charged with robbery in the first degree in connection with the M&T Bank robbery at 130 Grant St. on November 22. Licata is also charged with robbery in the third degree in connection with the attempted bank robbery yesterday morning at the Bank of America in the 400 block of Elmwood Avenue.  Buffalo police received a tip overnight on the confidential TIPCALL Line and apprehended the suspect at a motel on Grand Island Blvd. The investigation is ongoing and further charges are possible.

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Buffalo police are on the look-out for an individual believed to be responsible for a number of recent city bank robberies, and one attempted robbery.

Erie County Probation Officers Make Arrests

BUFFALO, NY -- Erie County Probation Officers took some potentially dangerous offenders back off the streets last week. 

Probation Officers served two warrants on offenders wanted for felony charges.  Joanne Medley of St. Lawrence Place in Buffalo was arrested on felony possession of cocaine charges and bail jumping on a warrant from Georgia.  She also had a felony warrant in Lackawanna.  Gary Agthe of Mill Road in West Seneca was arrested for violating a probation warrant.  He was also found to have a felony warrant in the Town of Cheektowaga.