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2 schools locked down after armed robbery at Maryland Heights Dollar General

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The robbery of this Dollar General prompted the lockdown of  2 schools in Maryland Heights Tuesday. Credit: KMOV The robbery of this Dollar General prompted the lockdown of 2 schools in Maryland Heights Tuesday. Credit: KMOV

MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- An armed robbery caused two schools to go on lockdown Tuesday afternoon.

According to police, the Dollar General at 10 Fee Fee Road was robbed around 4 p.m. and given the proximity to two local schools, Pattonville Heights Middle School and Remington Traditional School, officers put both on lockdown.

The suspect was armed with a handgun and left the store on foot. Police responded to the area with tracking dogs, but the suspect remains at large.

Confident the suspect had left the area, authorities lifted the lockdown 40 minutes after it began.

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