Madison County armed bank robbery prompts lockdown at nearby elementary school

Madison County armed bank robbery prompts lockdown at nearby elementary school

Madison County armed bank robbery prompts lockdown at nearby elementary school

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on April 16, 2013 at 2:42 PM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 16 at 3:13 PM

(KMOV) -- An Illinois primary school was on lockdown after a report of a bank robbery near the school Tuesday afternoon.

Police say the Alhambra, Illinois Primary School building at 302 West Main Street, was completely locked down as authorities responded to an armed robbery at the First National Bank located at 502 East Main Street. 

A suspect entered the bank and displayed a handgun to the teller. The suspect then demanded money before fleeing on foot.

The proximity of the bank to the school prompted the lockdown for the safety of the children. There has been no indication that the suspect from the robbery were spotted at the school. No one was hurt.

The school lock down was called off shortly before 4 p.m., after the students took shelter for more than an hour passed their dismissal time of 2:55p.m.

The district also rerouted buses heading into Alhambra from surrounding schools to Grant Fork School until the security situation was resolved.

Further details into the bank robbery have not been released at this time.

 

 

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