NFTA Transporter

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

NFTA Officers honored

A ceremony was recently held at Canisius College to honor those who apprehended a suspect in a robbery at the M&T bank at Jefferson and Delevan Avenues on September 4. Chief George Gast presented commendations to the following officers of Canisius College Public Safety; Brian S. McIntyre, Andrew M. Nowak, Matthew Srodawa, and Amanda Summers. Gary Everett, Director of Public Safety at Canisius, presented recognitions to NFTA Officers Joseph Ippolito and Vincent Mancino.

The apprehension of the robbery suspect was the result of collaboration between the NFTA Police, Canisius College Public Safety and the Buffalo Police Department. In late August, real-time intelligence was disseminated about a suspicious individual at the M&T at Jefferson and Delevan Avenues. The suspect returned on September 4 and held up the bank.

CCPS Officer McIntyre saw a male matching the suspect’s description on Florida Street and began pursuit. Upon arrival of the BPD and NFTA Transit Police, a perimeter was set up and the suspect was soon apprehended nearby. He had $2,900 in cash and was positively identified by the bank. The suspect, wanted in series of regional bank holdups, was recently charged at the federal level in relation to these crimes.

Photo: Representatives from CCPS, BPD, NFTA Police and M&T Bank were on hand to recognize those who apprehended the suspect.