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04/24/09 07:17 AM

Deputies seek suspect in Isle robbery attempt

The Erie County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an attempted armed robbery at about 3 p. m. Thursday on Grand Island.

Deputies said a driver who had made a delivery at T. C. Lounge, 2241 Grand Island Blvd., discovered a shattered window on the delivery truck and saw a man reaching into the cab. The man, who appeared to have a concealed handgun, then demanded money from the driver but fled when he was refused.

Authorities conducted a search of the area. The bandit was described as black man in his late 20s or early 30s, about 6 feet tall with light facial hair, wearing an olive-green jacket and black jeans.

Anyone with information is being asked to call Detective Dennis Fitzgibbon at 858-7755 or 667-5200.