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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of New York

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Buffalo Man Sentenced For Bank Robberies

CONTACT:      Barbara Burns
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BUFFALO, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. announced today that Kenneth Dykes, 50, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of three counts of bank robbery and for violating the terms of supervised release for a 2006 bank robbery conviction, was sentenced to 175 months in prison by U.S. District Richard J. Arcara.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy C. Lynch, who handled the case, stated that the defendant robbed three separate locations of M&T Bank: on January 14, 2015 on Seneca Street in Buffalo; on January 15, 2015 on Lake Avenue in Blasdell, NY; and on January 20, 2015 on Niagara Falls Boulevard in Amherst, NY.  During each robbery, Dykes verbally demanded money from a teller.  On two occasions, the defendant led the teller to believe he had a firearm.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Adam S. Cohen, Special Agent in Charge, the Buffalo Police Department, under the direction of Commissioner Daniel Derenda, the Amherst Police Department, under the direction Chief John Askey and the Village of Blasdell Police Department, under the direction of Officer in Charge Lieutenant Joseph Gramaglia.

Updated June 28, 2016