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.

David Burns February 27, 2013 at 12:08 AM
Tinley park police needs to do their jobs and stop focusing on stopping old ladies for minor traffic infractions like not driving fast enough.. Yet they don't catch hard criminals.. Get a new police force..
Steve H February 27, 2013 at 12:42 AM
Jason Jones must have other issues. They can only do there best and I support them 100 percent. We live in a Great Town that brings in crooks from the surrounding ares.
Danny February 27, 2013 at 01:00 AM
I agree with all of the above, quit chasing minor incidents and start doing your job, why do we pay these high taxes for stupid speeding tickets or better yet a seat belt violation, really people wake up......
Susan February 28, 2013 at 03:16 PM
That Guy looked so out of shape to just get away on foot plus he robbed a bank in Mokena last week ?
sweet heart March 04, 2013 at 07:50 PM
How about the TP Police dog they could of use the dog to track a scent. iFhe was on foot he would not even maybe run a block with out breathing to fast. I,see him walking around I,am going to call them.


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