Update: Lockdown Lifted at D230, D140 Schools after Search for Bank Robber
A police search for a robbery suspect forced a soft lockdown in area schools Tuesday, following a bank robbery at 167th and 80th Avenue.
Update, as of 11:47 a.m.
Area schools were on soft lockdown Tuesday afternoon, as Tinley Park Police searched for a suspect in a bank robbery.
Police were looking for a white male, approximately 6 feet tall, wearing a grey hoodie, black hat and dark pants, who is suspected of robbing First Midwest Bank at 167th Street and 80th Avenue Tuesday around 10:15 a.m., according to Tinley Park Police Cmdr. Steve Vaccaro.
The suspect did not infer or display a weapon during the robbery, Vaccaro said. He was last seen on foot, heading westbound from the bank. Tinley Park police officers were unable to find him.
The incident has been turned over to the FBI.
Update, as of 11:40 a.m.
Victor J. Andrew and District 140 schools are no longer on soft lockdown. The lockdown was lifted after an hour, and the school has resumed normal operations.
Original post, 11:30 a.m.
Victor J. Andrew High School and District 140 schools are on soft lockdown Tuesday morning, as Tinley Park Police search for a suspect in a bank robbery at 167th and 80th Avenue in Tinley Park.
Students will not be allowed outside school buildings, as police search for a suspect in the robbery. Parents were notified via email alert or phone call.
Little information is available about the robbery, although it's believed that no weapon was used, according to a notice on the Kirby D140 website.
Tinley Park Police have not yet released any information about the robbery.
Patch will update this story as details develop.