Bank robbery prompts school lockdowns near Los Alamos Web Staff
November 21, 2017 05:34 PM

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. – A bank robbery White Rock near Los Alamos caused lockdowns at three schools and a door-to-door search of the suspect, according to the police department.


Spokeswoman Julie Habiger said the report of the robbery at the Los Alamos National Bank came in around 12:30 p.m. Officers asked residents to remain indoors, and Habinger said Chamisa Elementary School, Pinon Elementary School and Montessori preschool were put on lockdown.

FBI Media Coordinator Frank Fisher said the only description of the suspect is a person dress in black, standing between 5-feet-10 and 6-feet tall with a thin build.

Fisher said the suspect flashed a gun at the bank around 11:50 a.m. and demanded the teller give him money. He left with an undisclosed amount.

A resident told KOB she heard helicopters and State Police vehicles in her neighborhood. She said she was told the suspect was armed and dangerous.

There were no injuries reported.

Call the FBI at (505) 889-1300 if you have any information or submit tips online at

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