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Buffalo man sentenced for bank robbery

June 9, 2014

   BUFFALO, N.Y.--U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Donovan Devost, 21, of Buffalo, N.Y., who was convicted of bank robbery, was sentenced to 92 months in prison by U.S. District Court Judge Richard J. Arcara.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary Catherine Baumgarten, who handled the case, stated that the defendant robbed the First Niagara Bank, located at 529 Elmwood Avenue in Buffalo, on April 31, 2013. Devost then robbed the First Niagara Bank, located at 805 Main Street in Buffalo, on June 19, 2013, and the KeyBank, located at 2318 Delaware Avenue in Buffalo, on June 21, 2013. The defendant passed notes to the bank tellers indicating he possessed a firearm and demanded money.

The sentencing is the result of a joint investigation by the Buffalo Police Department, under the direction of Commissioner Daniel Derenda, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.