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E.A. Police Department Releases New Photo of Bank Robber
E.A. Police Department Releases New Photo of Bank Robber

EAST AURORA, NY -- The bank robber some were calling "The Phantom of the Opera" because part of his face was obscured by a gauze bandage in security camera photos released by police, now has a new look. Detective Rick Daminski has produced a composite image of what the man's face would like without obstruction.

"I took the suspect's picture and with help of Photoshop I was able to cut it in half and keep the side that was not bandaged up," said Daminski in a statement. "I then flipped that and joined the two halves together which resulted in a composite-type image of what the suspect may look like without the bandage."

It's not known whether the bandage is real or fake. Anyone with information is asked to contact the East Aurora Police Deptartment at 652-1111 or the confidential tip line 652-5404. 

From the Original Statement Released by the East Aurora Police Department on 5-2-11:

East Aurora Police investigated an attempted robbery of Citizens Bank 212 Main St., East Aurora, NY. Suspect described as W/M appx 25YO. Very thin built. Thin face, 5'7", 150-160 lbs. Wearing sunglasses.

Suspect had a gauze type patch (injury) over his "right" eye.

Suspect entered bank wearing a green pocho with a dark colored "Buffalo Bills" hooded sweatshirt underneath, blue jean pants and "vintage type" sneakers. Suspect demanded cash then handed teller a note. Due to teller's delay, suspect became frustrated and exited bank without cash. He then fled N/E on foot. Suspect possibly driving a large older brown/maroone vehicle which was parked on N. Willow St. in the Village. NO weapon displayed.

Anyone with information please contact East Aurora Police Dept. at 652-1111 or confidential tip line 652-5404.

Detective Rick Daminski


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